A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a pre-set time period and it executes a script in a website hosting account. There aren't any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a regular report with the user activity within a given website, generating a regular backup or deleting the files within a specific folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe once a year based on the exact purpose. Working with cron jobs to speed up numerous aspects of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

If you get any of our website hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical method to assign a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your websites, you're able to create cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This can be done in three uncomplicated steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to manage the website hosting account, so you're able to create a new cron even when you do not have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will find a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. Advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the previously mentioned paths.