A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background on a predefined period of time and it also runs a script within a website hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are mailing an everyday report which contains all the user activity on a given site, creating a regular backup or deleting the files inside a certain folder. These types of tasks and / or any other script can be run on time periods selected by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or maybe once a year based on the exact intent. Using cron jobs to improve different areas of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the cloud web hosting plans, will help you to create cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you have not employed this option previously. Once you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl according to the script you'll execute, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and choose how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. using uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or in case you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have employed with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various website hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with a time and effort saving interface where you're able to choose how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.