A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it executes a script in a hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are mailing a day-to-day report with all the client activity within a specific site, generating a regular backup or erasing the files inside a specific folder. These types of tasks and / or almost every other script can be run on intervals specified by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as once a year based on the particular goal. Working with cron jobs to automate different elements of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you exactly 3 simple steps when you obtain a cloud hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and once you go there, you should type the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that set how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. After that, choose the time period for your cron via drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.