What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job commonly perform? How do cron jobs make your online experience quite a bit easier?
Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what actually a cron needs to do, it can run every minute, weekly or maybe each year. There are a lot of practical applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday administration of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the entire website can be generated once a day as well as once a week or an email message with all fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a particular e-mail address. This kind of automatic options can make the administration of any site faster and easier. There aren't any specific file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
When you get any of our shared website hosting
plans, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical way to create a cron job, you can choose the days, hours or minutes a given script should be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any issues, you can call your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server
accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to choose the directory path to the script file to be run as well as the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter within the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with several clicks. Next, choose the time period for your cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.