A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it runs a script inside a web hosting account. There won't be any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are sending a regular report which contains all of the client activity on a specific website, creating a routine backup or deleting the content inside a specific folder. These kinds of tasks as well as some other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once a year according to the particular objective. Making use of cron jobs to speed up diverse elements of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the usual method to create a cron job, you can select the days, hours or minutes some script has to be run using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any difficulties, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various web hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with a time and effort saving interface where you can choose how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.