A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it executes a script within a hosting account. There aren't any limits in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are sending a day-to-day report with the user activity on a specific site, generating a regular backup or erasing the content within a particular folder. These kinds of tasks or some other script can be run on intervals selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as annually depending on the specific objective. Working with cron jobs to improve numerous elements of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

If you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual way to create a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a script needs to be executed using very simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. Unlike other hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you are able to decide how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy and paste the latter from the Server Information part of your website hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.