A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script within a website hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are supplying a regular report with all of the user activity within a specified site, creating a regular backup or erasing the files within a particular folder. These tasks and / or almost every other script can be executed on time periods specified by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps once a year based on the particular objective. Using cron jobs to speed up various aspects of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the typical technique to make a cron job, you can choose the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. Then, choose the time period for the cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.