A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it also runs a script within a hosting account. There won't be any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a regular report with the client activity within a specific website, generating a regular backup or erasing the content in a particular folder. These tasks or some other script can be run on intervals selected by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once per year based on the exact intent. Working with cron jobs to speed up various elements of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply three easy steps when you obtain a web hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the web hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and as soon as you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and determine how frequently the cron job should run. For the time interval, we provide two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that is used with various other web hosting Control Panels where you should 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 if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike many other hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you will be able to decide how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things which you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed 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 part of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.