A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background on a predefined period of time and it runs a script in a web hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report with all the client activity within a given website, creating a regular backup or deleting the files within a certain folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be executed on intervals selected by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as annually depending on the exact intent. Using cron jobs to automate numerous aspects of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all our Linux cloud website hosting packages, allows you to set up cron jobs in several easy steps even when you have never employed this function previously. When you log in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to create background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl depending on the script you'll run, type the path in your account to the actual script file and then select how often the cron job will be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. using uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have employed with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can set up as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than one minute to do that. Unlike many other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to select how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things that you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.