A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a predefined period and it runs a script in a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are sending an everyday report which contains all of the end user activity within a given website, creating a routine backup or erasing the files within a particular folder. These kinds of tasks or almost every other script can be executed on time intervals picked by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps annually based on the exact intent. Using cron jobs to automate various aspects of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

When you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you are able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common method to create a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days a given script should be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any issues, you can call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is quite 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 need to select the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with a few clicks. Next, select the time period for your cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.