A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background over a pre-set period of time and it executes a script in a website hosting account. There are no 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 supplying an everyday report which contains all the user activity within a specified website, creating a routine backup or deleting the content within a certain folder. These tasks or any other script can be run on intervals selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe annually based on the particular goal. Making use of cron jobs to speed up various areas of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you just three very simple steps when you obtain a shared hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and once you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set how frequently the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to create as many cron jobs as you would like when 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 many other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a time and effort saving interface where you are able to select how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things which you'll have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.