A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background on a predefined time period and it executes a script inside a hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are sending an everyday report which contains all of the user activity on a specific website, creating a regular backup or deleting the content in a certain folder. These kinds of tasks as well as almost every other script can be run on time periods chosen by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or annually based on the particular goal. Working with cron jobs to speed up various elements of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you exactly 3 quick steps when you get a website hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and as soon as you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter within the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with just a few clicks. Then, select the time period for your cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.