A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script inside a 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 mailing a regular report which contains all the end user activity within a specific site, generating a routine backup or deleting the content in a certain folder. These tasks as well as any other script can be run on intervals picked by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or annually based on the exact objective. Using cron jobs to improve different aspects of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a cron job requires simply 3 easy steps when you acquire a cloud web hosting package with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and once you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then specify how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, we offer two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that is used with other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various website hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you're able to select how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you will have to submit 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/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.