A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script inside a hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are supplying an everyday report with the user activity on a specific site, generating a routine backup or deleting the files within a particular folder. These types of tasks and / or some other script can be run on time intervals chosen by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe annually depending on the specific objective. Making use of cron jobs to improve different areas of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you simply three quick steps when you acquire a cloud hosting package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the web hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and as soon as you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then determine how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that is used with other web hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. After that, choose the time interval for your cron via drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.