A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it also runs a script within a web hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report with the user activity within a specific site, creating a regular backup or deleting the content within a particular folder. These kinds of tasks and / or any other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month as well as once per year based on the particular purpose. Making use of cron jobs to improve numerous areas of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very easy to use, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common technique to set up a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be run using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike various web hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you're able to decide how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things that you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.