A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background on a predefined time period and it executes a script inside a hosting account. There are no restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are mailing a day-to-day report which contains all the user activity within a given site, generating a routine backup or erasing the files in a particular folder. These types of tasks as well as some other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as once per year depending on the specific intent. Working with cron jobs to improve numerous aspects of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the shared website hosting plans, allows you to set up cron jobs in several basic steps even if you haven't ever employed such a feature previously. As soon as you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script 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 carried out. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etcetera using uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you may have employed with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can install as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to many other website hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you can select how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The two things which you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.