Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals set by the user and they execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it may run each and every minute, every week or maybe annually. There're numerous useful applications to use cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the full site may be generated once per day or maybe weekly or an email with all of the recent signups for the day can be delivered to a specific e-mail. This kind of automated options will make the administration of every site much easier. There are no precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. In contrast to many other website hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you're able to decide how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy the latter from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.