A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background over a predefined time period and it also runs a script in a hosting account. There aren't any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are sending an everyday report with all the client activity on a specific site, generating a regular backup or erasing the files in a specific folder. These tasks or some other script can be run on time periods specified by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe once per year according to the exact goal. Working with cron jobs to speed up diverse aspects of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common technique to assign a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be executed using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, if you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any difficulties, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your websites, you can install cron jobs for any of them with ease. This is done in 3 very simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to control the website hosting account, so you will be able to create a new cron even when you lack prior experience. In the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will find a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etc. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will run the cron. Advanced users, can also employ the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the aforementioned paths.