A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set period and it executes a script within a hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are supplying a regular report with all of the client activity on a specified site, generating a routine backup or deleting the files inside a particular folder. These tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or once a year depending on the particular intent. Using cron jobs to automate different areas of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

When you get any of our website hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very easy to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual method to make a cron job, you will be able to pick the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various web hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you're able to decide how often a new cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things that you'll have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.