Saturday, 5 December 2015

Importance of Cron Jobs in Dedicated Server

In dedicated server hosting your backups, updates, security mechanisms and other tasks are all self- managed. Although these daily tasks do not take much time but still repetitive nature of these tasks and manual involvement of yours, consume that precious time which you can spend on other tedious tasks.

So in order to meet business challenges and face competition, you need to cut down this time to few minutes. How? By automating or scheduling important tasks.

Why automate server tasks?
  •  To manage time and resources better and in an efficient manner.
  •  To minimize routine manual work which you have to perform.
  •  To concentrate on other dynamic tasks.
  •  To stimulate server functionality.
  •  Need to perform specific tasks like updates or maintenance even during non-business hours.

What are cron jobs?
It is a time-based task scheduler for Linux based systems, which helps you to execute recurring tasks, automatically on specified time interval -day, month and week.
But remember, cron executes the scheduled task, only when the system is on. 

Benefits of cron jobs:

Learn few advantages of cron in dedicated server-

1.  Automate routine backups by using cron jobs and make your life easy and worry less as you do not have to remember to run a backup script at certain time.
2.   Similarly, you can schedule system updates by installing cron and running specified commands.
3.   Schedule routine rebooting of the dedicated server at specific intervals.
4.  Perform malware and virus scans by scheduling a cron job daily and get alerts against malicious programs.
5.     Schedule emails/newsletters for  your clients and send them regularly.
6.    Execute PHP scripts which you  want to run on a scheduled basis
7. Deactivate/delete accounts on your membership site that have passed their expiration dates.
8.    Expire and erase cached data files in a certain interval.
9.   Auto-check your website content for broken links and have a report e-mailed to yourself regularly.

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