Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular time intervals set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it may run each and every minute, once a week or perhaps each year. There are plenty of useful applications to employ cron jobs in your daily administration of a site. For example, a backup copy of the entire website can be generated every day as well as weekly or an email message with all of the fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a specific email address. Such automated options will make the management of every website much easier. There are no specific file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the hosting plans, allows you to set up cron jobs in a few basic steps even if you have not used this type of function previously. As soon as you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you can assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl with respect to the script you will execute, type the path in your account for the specific script file and then select how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etc. via uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or if you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you might have employed with other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to install as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various web hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you can select how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.