Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run each and every minute, every week or even once per year. There are a lot of useful applications to make use of cron jobs in the daily administration of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the whole website can be generated once a day or once a week or an e-mail message with all recent signups for the day can be delivered to a given e-mail. These types of automated options can make the management of every website much easier. There aren't any precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can create as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you'll be able to decide how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The two things that you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.