Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Determined by what actually a cron has to do, it can run every single minute, once a week or maybe once per year. There are numerous practical applications to employ cron jobs in the everyday management of a website. For instance, a backup of the entire website may be generated once per day or maybe once a week or an email with all fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a particular email. This kind of automated options can make the management of every website faster and easier. There aren't any precise file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very simple to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common method to make a cron job, you will be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a script has to be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, if you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to enter the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any issues, you can contact your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be run along with the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with several clicks. Next, select the time interval for your cron via drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.