A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background on a predefined time period and it also runs a script within a hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are sending a daily report which contains all of the client activity on a given website, generating a routine backup or erasing the content in a particular folder. These tasks and / or any other script can be run on intervals selected by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps once per year based on the exact purpose. Working with cron jobs to speed up numerous aspects of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
When you get any of our website hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is really easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical method to create a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a given script should be run using quick drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any difficulties, you can always call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Installing a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be run plus the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, select the time interval for your cron via drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. If 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.