A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background over a pre-set period and it executes a script inside a web hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are mailing a day-to-day report with all the end user activity on a specified website, generating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a particular folder. These types of tasks and / or some other script can be executed on time periods selected by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or perhaps annually based on the specific objective. Using cron jobs to improve diverse aspects of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you exactly 3 easy steps if you get a website hosting package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and when you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system 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 has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with different website hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can set up as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to various hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you can decide how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed plus 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 area of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.