A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script in a web hosting account. There are no limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are mailing a daily report which contains all of the client activity within a specific site, generating a regular backup or erasing the files inside a certain folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be executed on time periods picked by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps once per year according to the particular goal. Using cron jobs to speed up various areas of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get any of our cloud web hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual way to make a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days some script should be executed using quick drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter within the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. Then, choose the time period for the cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.