A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background on a predefined period of time and it also runs a script inside a hosting account. There won't be any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are mailing a day-to-day report which contains all of the user activity on a given site, creating a regular backup or erasing the content within a specific folder. These tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on intervals specified by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or maybe annually based on the exact intent. Working with cron jobs to improve diverse elements of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

If you get any of our web hosting packages, you are able to create cron jobs with just a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very easy to use, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the typical way to make a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days some script should be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to choose 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'll be able to find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with several clicks. Next, select the time period for your cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.