A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background over a predefined period and it executes a script within a website hosting account. There won't be any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are mailing a regular report which contains all the user activity within a specific website, generating a routine backup or erasing the content inside a specific folder. These tasks or almost every other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe once per year depending on the particular goal. Using cron jobs to automate different areas of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

If you get any of our shared website hosting packages, you will be able to set up cron jobs with just a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual method to set up a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a script has to be run using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, when you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any difficulties, you can get in touch with your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to install as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike various website hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes an intuitive interface where you're able to select how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.