A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background over a predefined period and it runs a script inside a hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are supplying a daily report with all the client activity within a given site, creating a regular backup or erasing the files in a specific folder. These kinds of tasks and / or almost every other script can be run on intervals picked by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once a year depending on the specific purpose. Working with cron jobs to automate different elements of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

When you get any of our website hosting plans, you are able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common way to set up a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a script has to be executed using quick drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always call your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with just a few clicks. After that, select the time interval for the cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.