Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Determined by what exactly a cron should do, it may run every minute, weekly or maybe each year. There are a lot of practical applications to make use of cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a site. For example, a backup copy of the entire site may be generated daily or maybe weekly or an e-mail message with all of the new signups for the day can be delivered to a certain email address. Such automatic options will make the management of any site much easier. There aren't any particular file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get any of our cloud web hosting packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual way to create a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a script needs to be executed using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any difficulties, you can always call your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you'll be able to install cron jobs for any of them without any difficulty. This can be done in three really easy steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the web hosting account, so you'll be able to create a new cron even if you do not have any prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also need to submit the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. More advanced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions as well as the aforementioned paths.