What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job generally perform? How can cron jobs make your online experience quite a bit easier?
Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which 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 the like. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it can run each minute, once a week or maybe each year. There're a lot of practical applications to employ cron jobs in the daily administration of a site. Such as, a backup copy of the whole website may be generated daily or maybe weekly or an e-mail with all recent signups for the day can be sent to a specific e-mail address. These types of automatic options will make the management of every site much easier. There aren't any specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our web hosting
, will allow you to create cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even when you have not employed such a function previously. Once you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to create background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script that you will run, type the path inside of your account for 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 basic mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etc. using simple drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more skilled, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you may have employed with different Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to many other hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you're able to select how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The two things that you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.