A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a predefined period and it executes a script in a hosting account. There aren't any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a regular report with the user activity on a specific site, creating a regular backup or erasing the files inside a particular folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be run on time intervals chosen by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or maybe once per year based on the particular goal. Working with cron jobs to improve different aspects of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

When you get any of our website hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common method to create a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days some script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll 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 within your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can set up as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various other website hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you can decide how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.