A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a predefined time period and it executes a script in a website hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are supplying an everyday report which contains all of the client activity on a specified site, generating a routine backup or erasing the files within a particular folder. These kinds of tasks and / or some other script can be executed on intervals selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps once per year depending on the exact goal. Working with cron jobs to improve different areas of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
If you get any of our shared hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really intuitive, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common technique to make a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script should be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll 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 inside your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always contact your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to many other hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you are able to choose how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things that you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy 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 set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.