A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background on a pre-set time period and it executes a script in a web hosting account. There are no limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are sending an everyday report which contains all of the client activity on a specified website, creating a regular backup or deleting the files in a certain folder. These types of tasks and / or almost every other script can be run on time intervals selected by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as once per year depending on the particular objective. Using cron jobs to improve diverse aspects of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common technique to create a cron job, you can choose the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. Then, select the time period for your cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.