What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job commonly perform? How could cron jobs make your online experience quite a bit easier?
Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what actually a cron has to do, it may run each minute, weekly or maybe annually. There are numerous useful applications to use cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the entire website can be generated once a day as well as once per week or an email with all fresh signups for the day can be sent to a particular email address. This kind of automated options will make the management of every website faster and easier. There aren't any precise file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our cloud hosting plans
, will help you to set up cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even when you have never employed this option before. After you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to set background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python based on the script that you will execute, type the path in your account for the specific script file and then select how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etcetera through straightforward drop-down menus, or in case you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you may have used with different Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account with us, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a new cron job is very simple and you can add one from 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 will find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you'd like the cron job to run. The final step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we have a very user-friendly interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you will be able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more sophisticated way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.