A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background over a pre-set period and it also executes a script within a web hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are mailing a daily report with all of the end user activity within a specific website, generating a regular backup or deleting the content within a specific folder. These types of tasks and / or almost every other script can be run on time periods selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as annually according to the particular purpose. Working with cron jobs to improve diverse elements of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

If you get any of our web hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common way to assign a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be executed using simple drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, when you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of issues, you can contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various other web hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains a time and effort saving interface where you can choose how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The two things that you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run along with 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 part of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.