Be more familiar with Cron Jobs - what are they, what function do they have and the ways to assign them.
Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it can run each minute, every week or perhaps each year. There're plenty of effective applications to use cron jobs in the daily administration of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the full website may be generated every day or maybe once per week or an e-mail message with all fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a particular e-mail address. These types of automated options can make the administration of any site much easier. There are no precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all of our web hosting plans
, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even if you have not used such a option previously. Once you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to create background tasks, you just have to paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python depending on the script that you'll execute, type the path within your account to the specific script file and select how often the cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etcetera using straightforward drop-down navigation, or if you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with various other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use a semi-dedicated server
account with our company to host your websites, you will be able to set up cron jobs for any of them without any difficulty. This can be done in 3 very simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to control the web hosting account, so you can create a new cron even when you don't have any previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you have to copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also have to enter 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 decide how often our system will run the cron. More experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.