Learn what cron jobs are, how they work and how to use them to improve your digital life.
Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it can run every single minute, weekly or maybe annually. There are many handy applications to make use of cron jobs in your daily management of a website. Such as, a backup of the whole website can be generated once per day as well as once per week or an email message with all fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a certain e-mail. These types of automatic options will make the administration of every website much easier. There are no precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs in no time. In case you don't have previous knowledge about these types of things, you will find a really easy-to-use interface where you could schedule the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular weekdays. The one thing you will have to enter manually is the specific command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More experienced users may also make use of the Advanced mode of our tool and enter manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your hosting
plan lets you have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with just a few clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to install as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various other hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you will be able to select how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.