A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background on a predefined period and it runs a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are sending a daily report which contains all of the end user activity within a given site, generating a routine backup or deleting the files inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks or any other script can be executed on time periods selected by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or once a year according to the exact intent. Working with cron jobs to speed up various areas of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
If you get any of our website hosting packages, you are able to create cron jobs with only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the typical way to create a cron job, you will be able to select the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of issues, you can call your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Installing a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to select the directory path to the script file to be run plus the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, choose the time period for your cron via drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.