What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job typically perform? How do cron jobs make your online experience quite a bit easier?
Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it may run every minute, weekly or perhaps once per year. There are many useful applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday management of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the full website can be generated once per day or once a week or an email with all new signups for the day can be sent to a particular email. These types of automatic options will make the administration of any website much easier. There aren't any precise file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you exactly 3 very simple steps when you obtain a shared hosting
plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the web hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and once you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account with us, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a new cron job is easy and you're able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to execute. The last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we've got a very intuitive interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you will be able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more advanced way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.