A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background over a predefined period and it also runs a script inside a hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are supplying an everyday report which contains all of the end user activity on a specific website, creating a routine backup or deleting the files in a specific folder. These kinds of tasks or some other script can be executed on time periods selected by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or annually based on the specific intent. Working with cron jobs to speed up diverse areas of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Creating a cron job requires simply 3 simple steps when you get a website hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and when you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that set how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more complex one that's used with many other website hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a brand new cron job is very easy and you will be able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to enter two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to run. The final step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we have a really time and effort saving interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you can choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, though more complex way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.