A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background on a predefined period of time and it runs a script in a hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are sending an everyday report which contains all the end user activity on a specified site, generating a routine backup or erasing the files inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks or some other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe once a year based on the specific goal. Using cron jobs to improve numerous areas of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

When you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you can create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical way to make a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be run using simple drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any difficulties, you can call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. Next, choose the time interval for the cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. In case you are more experienced, you can also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.