What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job typically perform? How could cron jobs make your web experience quite a bit easier?
Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what actually a cron needs to do, it can run each and every minute, every week or perhaps each year. There are lots of effective applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the whole website may be generated daily or perhaps once a week or an e-mail with all fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a particular email. This kind of automatic options will make the administration of every website much easier. There are no specific file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
When you get any of our website hosting
plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common technique to set up a cron job, you will be able to select the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can get in touch with your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server
accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to pick the directory path to the script file to be run plus the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, choose the time period for the cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.