A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background over a predefined time period and it also executes a script in a website hosting account. There won't be any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are supplying a daily report with all of the end user activity within a specified website, generating a regular backup or deleting the files within a particular folder. These kinds of tasks and / or some other script can be run on time periods chosen by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps once a year depending on the exact intent. Working with cron jobs to automate various aspects of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting packages, you are able to create cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very simple to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the usual technique to make a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section 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'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 can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to assign as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to other hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you're able to select how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.