A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a predefined time period and it executes a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are mailing an everyday report with all of the client activity on a given site, creating a regular backup or deleting the content within a particular folder. These tasks or almost every other script can be executed on time periods specified by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as once a year according to the specific intent. Making use of cron jobs to speed up various areas of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very intuitive, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the usual method to assign a cron job, you will be able to select the minutes, hours or days a script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can set up as many cron jobs as you'd 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. In contrast to many other web hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you can choose how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.