A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script in 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 should be. A few examples are mailing a regular report with all of the client activity on a given site, creating a routine backup or deleting the content inside a particular folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be run on time periods specified by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as once a year according to the specific intent. Using cron jobs to automate numerous areas of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical technique to assign a cron job, you can choose the days, hours or minutes a script has to be executed using quick drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can always call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to assign as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you're able to decide how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things that you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.