A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it runs a script inside a hosting account. There won't be any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are supplying a daily report with all of the client activity within a specific site, creating a regular backup or erasing the files inside a certain folder. These tasks as well as any other script can be executed on intervals specified by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe annually based on the particular goal. Making use of cron jobs to speed up numerous areas of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all our shared hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you haven't ever employed such a feature before. After you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you can set background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python according to the script that you will execute, type the path in your account to the specific script file and choose how often the cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the basic mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. through simple drop-down menus, or maybe in case you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have employed with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to set up as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various other web hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you are able to decide how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.