A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background over a predefined period and it also runs a script inside a web hosting account. There won't be any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are sending an everyday report with all of the user activity on a specific website, creating a regular backup or deleting the files within a particular folder. These kinds of tasks or any other script can be run on intervals specified by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps once a year according to the specific objective. Making use of cron jobs to improve diverse areas of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Creating a cron job requires exactly 3 easy steps when you get a web hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and when you go there, you should type the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then determine how frequently the cron job should run. For the time interval, we provide two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a new cron job is quite simple and you are able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to run. The very last step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we have an extremely user-friendly interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you will be able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.