A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it executes a script in a website hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are mailing a day-to-day report with the client activity within a specific site, generating a regular backup or deleting the files in a specific folder. These kinds of tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once a year according to the exact objective. Working with cron jobs to speed up various elements of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

When you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical method to make a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you are 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 aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a brand new cron job is really easy and you are able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to execute. The last step is to choose how often the cron will run and we've got an extremely user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you will be able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, albeit more sophisticated way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.