A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it runs a script inside a website hosting account. There won't be any limits in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are sending a regular report which contains all of the client activity within a specified site, generating a regular backup or deleting the files within a particular folder. These types of tasks and / or any other script can be executed on time intervals specified by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps once a year according to the exact goal. Working with cron jobs to automate diverse elements of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all the Linux website hosting packages, allows you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even if you haven't ever used this type of feature previously. When you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you can set background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP with respect to the script you will execute, type the path within your account to the specific script file and after that choose how often your cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. using straightforward drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you might have used with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a new cron job is quite simple and you can add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the particular script that you need the cron job to execute. The final step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we've got a very time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you can easily pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, although more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.