A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a predefined period of time and it executes a script in 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 your file extension should be. A few examples are supplying an everyday report with all the user activity within a specific site, generating a routine backup or erasing the files in a certain folder. These kinds of tasks or any other script can be run on intervals selected by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as annually based on the particular purpose. Using cron jobs to speed up various elements of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all our cloud website hosting service, allows you to set up cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even when you haven't ever employed such a feature previously. After you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you can assign background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python with respect to the script that you will execute, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and after that choose how often your cron job will be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etcetera via uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your websites, you're able to create cron jobs for any of them with ease. This can be done in 3 very easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to manage the website hosting account, so you'll be able to set up a new cron even if you don't have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will find a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. More advanced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions along with the previously mentioned paths.