A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background over a pre-set period of time and it runs a script in a hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are sending a day-to-day report with all the user activity within a given website, creating a routine backup or erasing the files within a specific folder. These types of tasks and / or any other script can be run on time periods picked by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe annually depending on the exact purpose. Working with cron jobs to automate various elements of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

When you get any of our cloud web hosting plans, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the typical way to assign a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over a minute to do that. In contrast to many other hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you're able to decide how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you will need to enter 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 (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.