Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it can run each and every minute, weekly or perhaps annually. There're plenty of handy applications to use cron jobs in your everyday management of a site. For instance, a backup of the full site can be generated once a day as well as once per week or an email message with all recent signups for the day may be sent to a particular e-mail address. Such automatic options can make the management of every site faster and easier. There are no precise file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you simply three easy steps when you obtain a cloud web hosting
package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then determine how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with many other web hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
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 our company and it does not take over a minute to do that. In contrast to other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes an intuitive interface where you're able to select how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.