A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it runs a script in a hosting account. There are no limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are supplying a regular report which contains all the user activity on a given site, creating a regular backup or erasing the content within a particular folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be run on time intervals chosen by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as annually based on the particular objective. Using cron jobs to improve different aspects of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you exactly three simple steps when you obtain a hosting package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the web hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and once you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we offer two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that is used with many other website hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can assign as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike other website hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you're able to select how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run 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 latter from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.