A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script inside a web hosting account. There won't be any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are supplying a daily report which contains all of the client activity on a given site, creating a regular backup or erasing the files in a certain folder. These kinds of tasks and / or almost every other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as once a year based on the particular objective. Working with cron jobs to automate various elements of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

When you get any of our website hosting plans, you are able to create cron jobs with just a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical technique to set up a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days some script should be executed using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can get in touch with your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to many other hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains a time and effort saving interface where you'll be able to select how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things which you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.