Get more familiar with Cron Jobs - what are they, what function do they have and how to assign them.
Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Depending on what exactly a cron has to do, it may run every single minute, once a week or maybe once per year. There are many handy applications to use cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a site. For example, a backup copy of the entire website can be generated daily or maybe once a week or an e-mail with all of the fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a specific e-mail address. Such automatic options can make the management of any website faster and easier. There aren't any particular file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs with no trouble. If you do not have previous knowledge of such matters, you will find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain weekdays. The single thing that you have to fill in yourself is the actual command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More capable users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter by hand the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your shared website hosting
package allows you to have, you can upgrade this feature in batches of five with only a couple of clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to install as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account from us and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to many other website hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains a time and effort saving interface where you're able to decide how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things that you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.