Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what actually a cron has to do, it can run each minute, once a week or even each year. There are plenty of useful applications to use cron jobs in your daily management of a website. Such as, a backup of the whole site can be generated every day or perhaps once a week or an e-mail message with all of the fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a given e-mail address. These types of automated options can make the administration of every website much easier. There are no particular file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all of our Linux website hosting, will help you to create cron jobs in several easy steps even if you haven't ever used this function before. Once you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you can set background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script you'll run, type the path in your account to the specific script file and select how often the cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. through simple drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more knowledgeable, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you might have used with different Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to other hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains a time and effort saving interface where you're able to select how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.