A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a predefined period and it executes a script inside a web hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are mailing an everyday report with all of the end user activity on a given website, generating a regular backup or erasing the content inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks or almost every other script can be executed on time periods picked by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe annually based on the exact intent. Using cron jobs to improve different aspects of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really simple to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the typical method to set up a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be executed using quick drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any issues, you can always call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be run and the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with several clicks. After that, select the time interval for the cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.