A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background over a predefined time period and it also executes a script inside a hosting account. There won't be any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are supplying a regular report with all the client activity on a specific website, creating a regular backup or deleting the files within a particular folder. These types of tasks as well as almost every other script can be run on intervals picked by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as once per year depending on the specific intent. Working with cron jobs to improve different aspects of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
If you get any of our shared website hosting plans, you will be able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is very easy to use, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual way to make a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of issues, you can call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter in the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. After that, choose the time interval for the cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.