A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background over a predefined time period and it also executes a script within a website hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are supplying a regular report with all the user activity within a specific website, generating a regular backup or deleting the files within a particular folder. These kinds of tasks and / or some other script can be run on intervals picked by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps once per year based on the exact purpose. Working with cron jobs to speed up various areas of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires simply three very simple steps when you acquire a website hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and when you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, we offer two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that's used with many other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a brand new cron job is quite simple and you'll be able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to enter two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you wish the cron job to execute. The very last step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we have an extremely intuitive interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you can easily select the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, although more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.