A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background over a predefined period and it runs a script in a hosting account. There won't be any restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report with all the end user activity within a specific site, generating a routine backup or deleting the content in a specific folder. These kinds of tasks and / or almost every other script can be executed on time intervals chosen by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or annually depending on the exact objective. Working with cron jobs to improve diverse areas of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get any of our cloud web hosting plans, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very simple to use, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the typical way to create a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days a script has to be run using simple drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a new cron job is really easy and you can easily add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find in the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the script that you need the cron job to run. The very last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we've got a really time and effort saving interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you will be able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more sophisticated way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.