A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set period and it also executes a script within a web hosting account. There are no restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are supplying a day-to-day report with all of the user activity on a specified site, generating a regular backup or deleting the files inside a certain folder. These kinds of tasks and / or almost every other script can be executed on intervals selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as once a year according to the particular purpose. Working with cron jobs to automate numerous areas of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Creating a cron job requires just three easy steps when you obtain a web hosting plan from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and once you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that set how frequently the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with different web hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than one minute to do that. Unlike other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you are able to decide how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the latter from the Server Information part of your website hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.