A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background over a predefined time period and it also executes a script within a website hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a regular report which contains all the user activity within a given website, generating a routine backup or deleting the content in a particular folder. These tasks and / or any other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or once a year depending on the specific purpose. Working with cron jobs to speed up various aspects of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

If you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with a couple clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the typical method to make a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days a script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any issues, you can always get in touch with your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your websites, you'll be able to create cron jobs for any of them without difficulty. This is done in three very simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to manage the hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even if you don't have any prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. Advanced users, can also employ the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the aforementioned paths.