A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background over a predefined period and it also runs a script within a website hosting account. There won't be any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are mailing a day-to-day report which contains all the client activity on a given website, generating a regular backup or erasing the content in a certain folder. These kinds of tasks and / or any other script can be run on time intervals chosen by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once a year according to the exact goal. Using cron jobs to improve numerous elements of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of our website hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in several basic steps even when you have never employed this type of feature previously. As soon as you log in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to create background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python according to the script that you will run, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and select how often your cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through straightforward drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you might have used with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

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