A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script in a website hosting account. There are no restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are sending a regular report which contains all the user activity on a given website, creating a regular backup or erasing the files in a particular folder. These types of tasks and / or almost every other script can be run on time periods chosen by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps once a year based on the particular objective. Making use of cron jobs to automate various aspects of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you simply three simple steps when you acquire a cloud hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and once you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then set how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. Then, choose the time interval for the cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.