A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background on a predefined period of time and it executes a script within a website hosting account. There won't be any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are sending an everyday report which contains all the end user activity on a specified website, generating a routine backup or deleting the content inside a specific folder. These kinds of tasks as well as some other script can be run on time periods picked by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or once a year based on the exact intent. Making use of cron jobs to speed up different elements of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you just 3 easy steps when you obtain a cloud hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you should type the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then specify how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with many other web hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various web hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you are able to select how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The two things that you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.