A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background over a predefined period and it runs a script in a hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are supplying a day-to-day report with all of the user activity on a given website, generating a regular backup or erasing the files inside a certain folder. These tasks or almost every other script can be executed on intervals selected by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe once a year depending on the specific objective. Using cron jobs to speed up numerous areas of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
If you get any of our website hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical method to set up a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days some script has to be executed using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always contact your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're able to install as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to various other hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you will be able to decide how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you will need to type in 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 will be able to copy/paste the latter 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 in your semi-dedicated account.