A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a predefined time period and it executes a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are supplying a daily report with the client activity on a specified site, creating a routine backup or erasing the content within a specific folder. These kinds of tasks or almost every other script can be run on time intervals selected by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe annually according to the specific purpose. Making use of cron jobs to improve diverse aspects of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

When you get any of our cloud web hosting packages, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really simple to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual method to set up a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a script should be run using simple drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any difficulties, you can always contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to assign as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike many other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you can choose how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.