Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time set by the user and they also execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run each and every minute, every week or maybe each year. There are plenty of handy applications to employ cron jobs in the daily administration of a website. For instance, a backup of the entire website can be generated once per day or weekly or an email with all of the recent signups for the day can be sent to a given email address. This kind of automatic options will make the management of every website faster and easier. There won't be any precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all of the shared web hosting service
, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you haven't ever used this type of feature before. Once you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to set background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python based on the script that you will run, type the path in your account for the actual script file and choose how often the cron job will be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etcetera through simple drop-down navigation, or in case you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you may have used with various Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to select the directory path to the script file to be run plus the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with just a few clicks. Next, select the time period for the cron via drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more experienced, you can also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.