A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a predefined time period and it executes a script inside a website hosting account. There won't be any restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are sending a regular report which contains all of the client activity within a given website, creating a regular backup or deleting the files inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks as well as almost every other script can be run on time periods specified by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as annually depending on the specific purpose. Using cron jobs to automate diverse aspects of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires precisely three simple steps when you get a website hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the web hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and once you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that determine how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with many other website hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a new cron job is easy and you're able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to execute. The last step is to select how often the cron will run and we have a rather user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you can easily select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more complex way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.