What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job usually perform? How do cron jobs make your web experience easier?
Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. In accordance with what actually a cron needs to do, it can run every single minute, weekly or even each year. There're lots of effective applications to make use of cron jobs in the daily administration of a site. For instance, a backup of the entire site may be generated daily or once a week or an e-mail with all fresh signups for the day can be sent to a particular e-mail address. Such automated options can make the management of any website much easier. There are no precise file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
When you get any of our web hosting
plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common way to make a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a script has to be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can contact your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all semi-dedicated server
accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be run and the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with several clicks. Next, select the time interval for your cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. When you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.