A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background over a predefined period of time and it also runs a script inside a 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 should be. Examples are mailing a day-to-day report with the client activity on a given site, creating a routine backup or deleting the content in a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be run on time periods specified by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or perhaps annually according to the particular objective. Making use of cron jobs to improve various elements of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you exactly three easy steps when you obtain a hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the web hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and when you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that determine how frequently the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that is used with other hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your websites, you are able to create cron jobs for any of them with ease. This is done in 3 simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage the hosting account, so you can set up a new cron even when you do not have any previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you have to copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etcetera. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. More advanced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions along with the previously mentioned paths.