A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background over a pre-set time period and it also executes a script inside a hosting account. There are no limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a regular report which contains all the user activity within a given website, creating a routine backup or erasing the content within a particular folder. These kinds of tasks as well as some other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as annually depending on the particular purpose. Working with cron jobs to speed up numerous aspects of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you just 3 simple steps if you get a cloud website hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and once you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then set how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, we offer two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to select the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the latter in the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. Next, select the time period for your cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.