A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script within a hosting account. There aren't any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are supplying an everyday report which contains all of the end user activity on a specified site, generating a routine backup or erasing the content in a particular folder. These tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on time periods selected by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps annually depending on the particular purpose. Using cron jobs to improve numerous areas of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical way to make a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a script should be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any difficulties, you can contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can install as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over a minute to do that. Unlike other website hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you're able to select how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed plus 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 hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.