A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it executes a script inside a web hosting account. There are no limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are supplying an everyday report with all of the client activity on a given site, generating a routine backup or deleting the files inside a specific folder. These kinds of tasks and / or any other script can be run on time intervals chosen by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once per year depending on the exact intent. Using cron jobs to automate different areas of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the cloud web hosting plans, allows you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you have never used this type of option before. Once you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP depending on the script that you will run, type the path inside of your account to the specific script file and choose how often your cron job will be executed. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. via straightforward drop-down navigation, or in case you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike various website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you're able to decide how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your website hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.