A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script within a hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are mailing a daily report with all the end user activity within a specific website, creating a routine backup or erasing the content inside a certain folder. These tasks as well as some other script can be executed on time periods selected by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or annually depending on the particular intent. Using cron jobs to speed up various elements of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all our cloud website hosting service, will help you to create cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even when you haven't ever employed this type of function before. After you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to set background tasks, you just have to paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl according to the script you'll run, type the path inside of your account to the specific script file and after that choose how often your cron job will be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etcetera using simple drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to install as many cron jobs as you need when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you'll be able to choose how often a cron has 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 have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed 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 web hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.