A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a predefined period and it also executes a script inside a web hosting account. There won't be any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are mailing a regular report with all the end user activity on a specified site, creating a regular backup or deleting the files within a specific folder. These kinds of tasks or some other script can be run on intervals chosen by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps once a year according to the particular intent. Using cron jobs to improve numerous aspects of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

When you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the usual way to set up a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days some script has to be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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