What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job typically perform? How will cron jobs make your online experience quite a bit easier?
Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular time intervals set by the user and they execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it may run every single minute, every week or even once a year. There're a lot of handy applications to make use of cron jobs in the everyday management of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the whole site may be generated once a day or once a week or an email with all recent signups for the day may be delivered to a specific e-mail address. This kind of automatic options will make the administration of every site much easier. There are no particular file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
Creating a cron job requires simply three quick steps when you get a cloud website hosting
plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and once you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and specify how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, we provide two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a new cron job is easy and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find in the Server Information section (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the script that you wish the cron job to execute. The final step is to choose how often the cron will run and we have a rather intuitive interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you'll be able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.