A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background over a predefined period of time and it also executes a script in a website hosting account. There aren't any limits in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are mailing a regular report with the client activity within a specific site, generating a regular backup or erasing the files in a certain folder. These tasks or some other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or once a year according to the particular goal. Making use of cron jobs to speed up different areas of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our Linux web hosting packages, allows you to create cron jobs in a few simple steps even if you haven't ever employed such a feature previously. After you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script that you'll execute, type the path inside of your account to the specific script file and select how often the cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. using straightforward drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have used with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with several clicks. Then, select the time interval for your cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. When you are more experienced, you may also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.