A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background over a predefined time period and it executes a script within a hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are sending a regular report with all of the client activity within a given website, generating a regular backup or deleting the files in a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on intervals selected by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or once a year based on the exact goal. Using cron jobs to automate different areas of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you're able to create cron jobs with just a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common way to set up a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script should be executed using quick drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any difficulties, you can always contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike other hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains a time and effort saving interface where you are able to select how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy the latter from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.