A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background over a predefined time period and it also runs a script in a web hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are sending a regular report with all the end user activity on a given website, generating a routine backup or erasing the files inside a certain folder. These kinds of tasks or some other script can be executed on time periods selected by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or perhaps once per year based on the particular goal. Making use of cron jobs to automate diverse aspects of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical method to assign a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days a script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. Unlike other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to select how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things that you'll have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.