Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the user and they execute scripts developed in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what actually a cron should do, it can run every minute, every week or even once per year. There're numerous practical applications to employ cron jobs in the everyday administration of a site. Such as, a backup of the entire website can be generated once per day or weekly or an e-mail message with all new signups for the day may be sent to a particular email address. These types of automated options will make the administration of any site faster and easier. There aren't any particular file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you exactly 3 easy steps when you get a cloud website hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the web hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and when you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with other hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Installing a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with just a few clicks. Next, select the time period for the cron through drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really easy 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.