A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it runs a script within a web hosting account. There won't be any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are sending a day-to-day report with all the client activity on a given site, creating a regular backup or erasing the content inside a particular folder. These types of tasks or any other script can be run on time intervals chosen by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or once per year depending on the specific purpose. Using cron jobs to improve various aspects of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get any of our cloud web hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is very easy to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical technique to set up a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a script has to be executed using quick drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter within the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with several clicks. Next, choose the time period for the cron through drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. If you are more experienced, you may also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.