A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background over a pre-set time period and it also executes a script within a website hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are supplying a day-to-day report which contains all of the end user activity within a specific site, creating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a particular folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be run on time periods chosen by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps once per year based on the specific purpose. Working with cron jobs to improve diverse areas of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Creating a cron job requires precisely 3 easy steps if you get a website hosting package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the web hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and once you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that set how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can create as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to other web 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, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you'll be able to select how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.