A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a predefined period and it also runs a script inside a web hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report with all the user activity within a given website, creating a routine backup or deleting the content within a particular folder. These tasks or almost every other script can be executed on time periods selected by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps annually depending on the specific intent. Using cron jobs to speed up numerous elements of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you exactly three simple steps if you get a cloud hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the web hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then specify how frequently the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with many other web hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to select the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. Then, select the time period for your cron using drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.