A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it also runs a script inside a hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are mailing a regular report with all of the end user activity within a specified website, creating a regular backup or deleting the content in a certain folder. These tasks as well as any other script can be run on intervals selected by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps once per year based on the particular purpose. Making use of cron jobs to automate various elements of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very simple to use, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual way to make a cron job, you can choose the minutes, hours or days some script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. Unlike various website hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to choose how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things that you will have to type in 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 (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.