A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background over a pre-set time period and it executes a script in a hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report with the user activity on a specific site, creating a regular backup or erasing the content within a certain folder. These tasks and / or almost every other script can be executed on time periods selected by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as once a year according to the exact objective. Using cron jobs to improve diverse aspects of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

When you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really simple to use, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common technique to assign a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a script has to be executed using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, when you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter 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 included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to pick the directory path to the script file to be run plus the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. After that, select the time interval for the cron via drop-down navigation 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 won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. If you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.