A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set period and it runs a script inside a hosting account. There are no limits in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a regular report which contains all the end user activity on a specified site, generating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks and / or any other script can be executed on intervals picked by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe annually according to the specific intent. Making use of cron jobs to speed up various elements of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
If you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with just a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual way to create a cron job, you can select the days, hours or minutes some script should be executed using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, in case you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can always contact your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can set up as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you're able to decide how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.