Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts developed in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron has to do, it may run every single minute, every week or even annually. There're lots of useful applications to make use of cron jobs in your daily management of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the whole site can be generated daily or once a week or an e-mail message with all of the new signups for the day may be sent to a certain e-mail. These types of automatic options can make the administration of every website much easier. There won't be any particular file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all the Linux website hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in a few easy steps even if you have never used this option previously. When you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to create background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python with respect to the script that you will execute, type the path inside of your account to the specific script file and then choose how often the cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. via straightforward drop-down menus, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have employed with other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a brand new cron job is quite simple and you can easily add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to execute. The very last step is to select how often the cron will run and we have an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you can easily pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, although more sophisticated way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.