A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background on a pre-set period and it runs a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are sending an everyday report with the end user activity within a given site, creating a regular backup or deleting the content in a particular folder. These tasks or some other script can be run on time intervals selected by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as annually according to the exact objective. Using cron jobs to speed up different aspects of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all our Linux cloud website hosting, will help you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even if you have never used this function before. After you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to set background tasks, you just have to paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python based on the script you will run, type the path within your account for the actual script file and then choose how often the cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etcetera through simple drop-down options, or if you are more skilled, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you may have used with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with just a few clicks. After that, choose the time interval for the cron via drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.