Get more familiar with Cron Jobs - what are they, what function do they serve and how to create them.
Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals set by the end user and they also execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it may run each and every minute, once a week or even once per year. There're numerous effective applications to make use of cron jobs in your daily administration of a site. Such as, a backup of the whole website can be generated once per day as well as weekly or an e-mail with all recent signups for the day may be sent to a particular email. Such automatic options will make the administration of every website faster and easier. There are no precise file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the Linux cloud web hosting
, allows you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even if you have never employed such a function before. Once you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to create background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP according to the script that you will execute, type the path within your account to the actual script file and choose how often your cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etcetera via uncomplicated drop-down options, or maybe if you are more knowledgeable, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have used with different Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to set up as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and it does not take over a minute to do that. In contrast to many other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you are able to decide how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The two things that you'll have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.