A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background on a predefined time period and it runs a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are mailing an everyday report which contains all the client activity on a specific site, generating a routine backup or deleting the content in a particular folder. These tasks and / or almost every other script can be run on time intervals picked by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or once a year based on the exact objective. Working with cron jobs to speed up numerous elements of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply three very simple steps when you obtain a cloud hosting plan with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the web hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and once you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then set how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that is used with other hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can set up as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one 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 set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to decide how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.