A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it also executes a script inside a hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are sending a day-to-day report which contains all of the end user activity within a specified website, generating a routine backup or deleting the content within a particular folder. These tasks or some other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps annually based on the specific purpose. Working with cron jobs to improve diverse elements of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

If you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common method to make a cron job, you can select the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be executed using simple drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any difficulties, you can always get in touch with your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you're able to install cron jobs for any of them without any difficulty. This can be done in 3 really easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the web hosting account, so you can set up a new cron even when you don't have any previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etc. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions along with the aforementioned paths.