A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it executes a script in a hosting account. There are no limits in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are mailing an everyday report with all the end user activity within a specific website, creating a regular backup or deleting the files inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks or some other script can be executed on intervals specified by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or once per year based on the particular goal. Making use of cron jobs to speed up different elements of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs without any difficulty. In case you don't have previous experience with these kinds of matters, you'll find a very user-friendly interface where you could schedule the execution of the cron, picking one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific days of the week. The only thing you will have to enter manually is the precise task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that will be executed. Knowledgeable users can also use the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter by hand the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your shared website hosting plan lets you have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with just a few clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the latter within the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. Next, select the time period for the cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.