A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background on a predefined period of time and it also executes a script inside a website hosting account. There won't be any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a regular report with all the client activity within a specified website, creating a routine backup or erasing the files in a particular folder. These types of tasks and / or any other script can be executed on time intervals specified by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or once per year based on the exact intent. Using cron jobs to speed up various areas of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very simple to use, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the typical way to make a cron job, you can pick the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always call your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you can decide how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things that you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.