Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular time intervals set by the user and they also execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Determined by what exactly a cron should do, it can run every single minute, once a week or perhaps once a year. There're a lot of handy applications to make use of cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the full site may be generated every day or weekly or an email message with all new signups for the day can be sent to a particular email. These types of automated options can make the administration of any website much easier. There are no particular file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
If you get any of our shared hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common method to assign a cron job, you can choose the days, hours or minutes a script has to be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can always call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you can create cron jobs for all of them with ease. This can be done in three simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to manage the website hosting account, so you'll be able to create a new cron even when you lack previous experience. In the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. Advanced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.