Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run every minute, every week or perhaps each year. There are a lot of handy applications to employ cron jobs in your day-to-day management of a website. Such as, a backup of the full site may be generated once a day as well as once a week or an e-mail with all new signups for the day can be delivered to a given email. This kind of automated options will make the management of any site faster and easier. There aren't any particular file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you can create cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common way to set up a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a script should be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always call your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter within the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. After that, select the time period for your cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. In case you are more experienced, you may also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.