Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts developed in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what actually a cron has to do, it may run every minute, weekly or maybe once a year. There are a lot of useful applications to use cron jobs in the everyday administration of a site. For instance, a backup of the full website may be generated once a day or perhaps once a week or an e-mail with all of the new signups for the day can be sent to a certain e-mail address. This kind of automated options will make the administration of every site faster and easier. There won't be any specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs without any difficulty. If you do not have prior knowledge about these kinds of things, you'll find a really intuitive interface where one can plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific days of the week. The single thing that you will have to enter yourself is the precise task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. More knowledgeable users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your cloud website hosting package lets you have, you are able to upgrade this attribute in batches of five with just a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can assign as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you'll be able to select how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The two things which you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed and 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 section of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.