A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background over a pre-set time period and it executes a script inside a website hosting account. There won't be any restrictions 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 sending a regular report with all of the client activity on a specific site, generating a regular backup or erasing the files within a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be executed on time intervals picked by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as once per year according to the specific objective. Using cron jobs to improve diverse aspects of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you precisely 3 simple steps when you get a website hosting package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and when you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, 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 specify how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, we provide two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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 need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. Then, choose the time interval for the cron using drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. In case you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.