A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a predefined time period and it runs a script within a web hosting account. There are no limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are mailing an everyday report with all of the user activity within a specified website, generating a regular backup or deleting the files in a specific folder. These types of tasks and / or almost every other script can be run on intervals picked by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month as well as annually according to the specific purpose. Making use of cron jobs to speed up diverse areas of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
When you get any of our shared website hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very intuitive, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common method to make a cron job, you can pick the days, hours or minutes a script has to be executed using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of difficulties, 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 is provided with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be run as well as the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with several clicks. Then, select the time interval for your cron using drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. If you are more experienced, you may also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.