A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background on a predefined period of time and it runs a script in a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a regular report which contains all of the client activity on a given website, creating a regular backup or erasing the files within a certain folder. These types of tasks or any other script can be executed on time periods picked by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps once a year depending on the particular intent. Working with cron jobs to automate different areas of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very simple to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common way to create a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a given script should be executed using quick drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, when you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always call your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to select 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'll be able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with several clicks. Next, choose the time period for the cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. When you are more experienced, you can also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.