A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a predefined period and it executes a script inside a hosting account. There are no limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a daily report which contains all the end user activity on a specific site, creating a regular backup or deleting the files within a certain folder. These kinds of tasks or almost every other script can be run on time intervals chosen by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or annually according to the exact intent. Using cron jobs to speed up numerous areas of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Creating a cron job requires just three simple steps when you get a shared website hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the web hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and set how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that's used with many other web hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. After that, choose the time period for your cron via drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. When you are more experienced, you can also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.