A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background over a pre-set time period and it also executes a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are sending a regular report with the user activity on a specified website, generating a routine backup or deleting the files in a particular folder. These tasks or some other script can be run on time periods chosen by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as once a year based on the specific purpose. Using cron jobs to speed up numerous aspects of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all our cloud website hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in several basic steps even when you haven't ever used this type of option before. When you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you can create background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl with respect to the script that you'll execute, type the path within your account for the actual script file and select how often the cron job will be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. via simple drop-down menus, or in case you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you may have used with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. Unlike other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you can select how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.