A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background over a pre-set time period and it also executes a script within a web hosting account. There are no limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are sending a regular report which contains all of the client activity on a specific website, creating a regular backup or deleting the content in a specific folder. These kinds of tasks or any other script can be run on time periods picked by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps once a year depending on the exact goal. Using cron jobs to automate various aspects of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

When you get any of our web hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really intuitive, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical way to create a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a script needs to be executed using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you experience any issues, you can always contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to assign as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. Unlike other website hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you can choose how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.