A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script in a web hosting account. There aren't any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report which contains all of the client activity within a specific site, creating a routine backup or deleting the files inside a specific folder. These kinds of tasks or any other script can be run on time intervals picked by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps once per year depending on the specific goal. Working with cron jobs to automate diverse areas of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

If you get any of our web hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the typical way to set up a cron job, you will be able to pick the days, hours or minutes some script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, if you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has an intuitive interface where you're able to choose how often a new cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things that you'll have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy and paste the latter 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 create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.