A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a predefined period of time and it also runs a script in a website hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are mailing a day-to-day report with the end user activity within a specified website, creating a regular backup or deleting the content within a specific folder. These types of tasks or almost every other script can be executed on time periods specified by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once a year based on the particular intent. Using cron jobs to speed up various elements of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all of our cloud web hosting, allows you to set up cron jobs in several simple steps even when you have not employed this type of function before. As soon as you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script that you will run, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and after that choose how often your cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through straightforward drop-down options, or maybe in case you are more skilled, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you might have employed with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter within the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with a few clicks. After that, select the time period for your cron via drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. When you are more experienced, you can also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.