A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background on a predefined time period and it also executes a script within a web hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are supplying a day-to-day report which contains all the user activity on a specific site, creating a regular backup or deleting the files inside a specific folder. These types of tasks or almost every other script can be executed on intervals specified by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps annually according to the specific goal. Using cron jobs to automate various areas of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

If you get any of our hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical method to make a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also 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 in your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any difficulties, you can always contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. Then, select the time period for the cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.