What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job commonly perform? How could cron jobs make your web experience easier?
Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Determined by what actually a cron needs to do, it may run each minute, every week or even once a year. There are lots of useful applications to employ cron jobs in your daily administration of a website. For instance, a backup of the full website may be generated once a day or perhaps once a week or an e-mail message with all recent signups for the day can be delivered to a particular e-mail. This kind of automatic options can make the management of any site faster and easier. There are no particular file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
When you get any of our shared website hosting
plans, you can set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical technique to create a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a script has to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use a semi-dedicated server
account from our company to host your websites, you will be able to create cron jobs for all of them without difficulty. This is done in 3 uncomplicated steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to control the hosting account, so you will be able to set up a new cron even if you don't have any prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will find a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etcetera. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. Experienced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.