A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a predefined time period and it also runs a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are supplying an everyday report which contains all the user activity on a given website, creating a routine backup or erasing the content in a particular folder. These tasks or almost every other script can be executed on time intervals picked by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as once per year according to the exact purpose. Making use of cron jobs to improve numerous aspects of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you are able to create cron jobs with just a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the usual way to set up a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be run using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you experience any difficulties, you can contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can install as many cron jobs as you need if 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 other web hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you'll be able to choose how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy the latter from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.