A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background over a predefined period and it runs a script inside a hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are mailing a daily report with all the end user activity on a given website, generating a routine backup or erasing the files inside a particular folder. These types of tasks or almost every other script can be executed on intervals selected by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as annually depending on the exact intent. Working with cron jobs to improve various areas of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a cron job requires simply three very simple steps when you get a cloud web hosting plan from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and once you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a new cron job is really easy and you will be able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find in the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the particular script that you need the cron job to run. The very last step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we have a very intuitive interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you're able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, although more sophisticated way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.