A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background over a predefined period and it executes a script within a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are sending a day-to-day report with the end user activity on a specified website, generating a routine backup or deleting the content inside a specific folder. These tasks as well as some other script can be run on time intervals selected by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe once a year according to the specific objective. Making use of cron jobs to improve numerous elements of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the cloud hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in several easy steps even when you haven't ever used this type of feature before. When you log in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to assign background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP according to the script that you'll execute, type the path within your account for the specific script file and after that select how often the cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. through uncomplicated drop-down options, or in case you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you may have employed with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter within the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with a few clicks. Then, select the time interval for your cron via drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.