A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it runs a script within a web hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are supplying a daily report with the user activity within a specified site, creating a regular backup or deleting the content within a specific folder. These tasks or any other script can be run on time intervals selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as once a year based on the particular objective. Using cron jobs to improve different aspects of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

If you get any of our hosting packages, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical way to make a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be executed using quick drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter 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 is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any difficulties, you can always contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can install as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over a minute to do that. In contrast to other website hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you are able to choose how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy the latter from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.