A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background on a pre-set period and it also runs a script inside a web hosting account. There won't be any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are mailing an everyday report with the user activity on a given website, generating a routine backup or erasing the content in a certain folder. These tasks as well as some other script can be run on time periods selected by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or once a year based on the specific objective. Working with cron jobs to improve different areas of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job requires simply 3 simple steps if you get a cloud hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and as soon as you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike other hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to decide how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things that you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.