A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background over a pre-set time period and it also runs a script in a web hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are sending a day-to-day report with all of the end user activity within a specified website, creating a routine backup or erasing the content in a specific folder. These tasks or some other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or once a year depending on the particular goal. Using cron jobs to automate different areas of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Creating a cron job requires simply three quick steps if you get a website hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the web hosting accounts, has an area focused on the crons and once you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then set how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that's used with other web hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various other hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you will be able to decide how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.