Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular time intervals set by the end user and they execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it may run each and every minute, weekly or even annually. There are many effective applications to employ cron jobs in your everyday management of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the whole site may be generated once a day or once per week or an e-mail with all of the new signups for the day may be delivered to a certain e-mail address. These types of automated options can make the administration of any site much easier. There won't be any precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the Linux cloud hosting, will help you to create cron jobs in a few basic steps even if you have not used this type of feature previously. Once you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script you will run, type the path in your account to the actual script file and after that select how often the cron job has to be carried out. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera using straightforward drop-down menus, or if you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have employed with different Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with several clicks. Next, select the time period for your cron via drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. In case you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.