A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a predefined time period and it executes a script inside a web hosting account. There are no restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are mailing a daily report with all of the user activity within a specified website, creating a routine backup or deleting the content inside a certain folder. These tasks or any other script can be run on time intervals selected by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or perhaps annually depending on the particular objective. Using cron jobs to improve various 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 are able to set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual technique to create a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be executed using quick drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, when you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over a minute to do that. Unlike many other web hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you will be able to decide how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.