A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background on a predefined period and it executes a script within a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are sending a day-to-day report with all the client activity within a specified site, generating a routine backup or deleting the files in a particular folder. These types of tasks and / or some other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as annually according to the exact objective. Making use of cron jobs to improve different aspects of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of our Linux shared website hosting packages, allows you to create cron jobs in several basic steps even if you have never employed such a feature previously. When you log in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to assign background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP according to the script that you'll execute, type the path inside of your account for the actual script file and after that choose how often your cron job will be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. through simple drop-down menus, or if you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have used with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as 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, thus you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. Next, select the time period for the cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.