A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it also runs a script in a web hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are mailing a regular report with all of the user activity within a specific website, generating a routine backup or deleting the content in a certain folder. These tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on time intervals picked by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps once per year according to the specific objective. Using cron jobs to improve numerous areas of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical method to create a cron job, you can choose the minutes, hours or days some script has to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, in case you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter 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 available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any issues, you can get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to select the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, choose the time interval for your cron via drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.