A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script inside a web hosting account. There won't be any limits in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are sending a day-to-day report with all of the end user activity on a specified website, generating a regular backup or erasing the content within a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as almost every other script can be run on intervals picked by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe once a year depending on the particular intent. Using cron jobs to automate numerous aspects of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

When you get any of our cloud web hosting packages, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common way to make a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of issues, you can contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike many other web hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you are able to select how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things which you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.