What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job usually perform? How could cron jobs make your web experience a lot easier?
Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it may run each and every minute, every week or even each year. There're many handy applications to make use of cron jobs in the daily administration of a site. Such as, a backup copy of the full site may be generated once a day or maybe once a week or an e-mail message with all of the fresh signups for the day may be sent to a given e-mail address. This kind of automatic options will make the administration of every website faster and easier. There are no precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
When you get any of our cloud hosting
plans, you'll be able to create cron jobs with only a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual way to create a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a script should be run using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, 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 last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is easy. Once you sign 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 have to pick the directory path to the script file to be run and the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with several clicks. Next, select the time period for the cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.