A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it also runs a script within a web 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 the file extension should be. Some examples are supplying an everyday report with all of the client activity on a specific website, generating a regular backup or deleting the content in a particular folder. These tasks and / or some other script can be run on intervals specified by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once per year based on the specific goal. Using cron jobs to improve diverse elements of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you just three simple steps when you get a cloud hosting plan with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and when you get 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 particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how frequently the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we offer two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with various other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to install as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. Unlike various other hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you're able to choose how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things that you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.