Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time set by the user and they also execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what exactly a cron should do, it may run each and every minute, once a week or maybe once a year. There're plenty of practical applications to use cron jobs in your daily administration of a site. For instance, a backup of the whole site can be generated once per day or perhaps weekly or an e-mail message with all fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a particular e-mail address. Such automatic options can make the administration of any website faster and easier. There won't be any specific file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you can create cron jobs with just a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual technique to make a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can get in touch with your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to assign as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to many other website hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you can select how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.