What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job typically perform? How can cron jobs make your web experience a lot easier?
Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what actually a cron has to do, it can run every minute, once a week or maybe annually. There're many useful applications to use cron jobs in your daily management of a site. Such as, a backup copy of the whole site can be generated every day or once per week or an e-mail message with all of the new signups for the day can be delivered to a particular e-mail. This kind of automatic options will make the management of every site faster and easier. There aren't any particular file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
When you get any of our cloud hosting
packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with only a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very easy to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common way to create a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days some script should be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, 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 inside your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can always call your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you use a semi-dedicated server
account from us to host your sites, you're able to install cron jobs for all of them without difficulty. This can be done in 3 very simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to manage the web hosting account, so you can set up a new cron even if you do not have any prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that 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. Experienced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.