A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a predefined period and it runs a script in a hosting account. There aren't any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are supplying a day-to-day report with the user activity within a given site, generating a routine backup or erasing the files in a particular folder. These tasks or any other script can be executed on time intervals picked by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or once a year according to the specific intent. Working with cron jobs to speed up diverse areas of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply 3 simple steps when you obtain a shared hosting plan from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and when you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with different website hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to various other web hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you're able to select how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.