A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a predefined period and it executes a script within a hosting account. There won't be any limits in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are sending a regular report which contains all the client activity within a specified website, generating a routine backup or deleting the content within a specific folder. These kinds of tasks as well as some other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once a year based on the exact objective. Working with cron jobs to speed up numerous aspects of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with just a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common method to create a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a given script should be run using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to type in 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 latter is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you experience any issues, you can call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you will be able to install cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This is done in three very simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage the web hosting account, so you will be able to set up a new cron even when you do not have any prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you need 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, etcetera. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. More advanced users, can also employ the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.