A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it runs a script within a website hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are mailing a regular report with all of the user activity within a given website, generating a routine backup or deleting the files in a certain folder. These types of tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on time periods selected by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or once per year according to the particular goal. Working with cron jobs to speed up numerous areas of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our cloud plans, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a few easy steps even if you have not employed such a function previously. When you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you're able to assign background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python according to the script that you will run, type the path in your account for the specific script file and after that select how often the cron job will be executed. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. through straightforward drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more skilled, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a brand new cron job is very easy and you will be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the script that you need the cron job to execute. The very last step is to choose how often the cron will run and we have an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you will be able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, although more advanced way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.