A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it also runs a script in a hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are mailing an everyday report which contains all of the end user activity on a given website, creating a routine backup or deleting the files within a specific folder. These types of tasks or almost every other script can be run on time periods specified by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe once per year according to the specific objective. Using cron jobs to automate diverse aspects of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

If you get any of our website hosting plans, you can create cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common method to set up a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days a script should be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any difficulties, you can call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a brand new cron job is really simple and you're able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to enter two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find inside the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to run. The final step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we have a really time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you will be able to choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, though more complex way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.