A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background on a predefined period and it also runs a script inside a web hosting account. There won't be any limits in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are sending an everyday report with all of the client activity within a given website, generating a routine backup or deleting the files in a certain folder. These kinds of tasks and / or almost every other script can be run on intervals specified by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe annually based on the particular purpose. Making use of cron jobs to speed up various areas 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 can set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very simple to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the typical method to create a cron job, you will be able to select the minutes, hours or days some script has to be executed using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have 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 aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike various other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a time and effort saving interface where you are able to select how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The only two things that you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.