Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run each and every minute, once a week or perhaps annually. There're a lot of useful applications to make use of cron jobs in the daily administration of a site. For example, a backup of the full site may be generated once per day as well as once a week or an email with all of the recent signups for the day may be sent to a certain email. This kind of automated options will make the administration of any site much easier. There won't be any particular file types which are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
When you get any of our shared hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common way to assign a cron job, you can choose the minutes, hours or days a script needs to 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 always use the first method as well, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to install as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various website hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you are able to decide how often a new cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The two things that you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.