A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script in a hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are supplying an everyday report which contains all the client activity within a specified website, generating a regular backup or deleting the content within a certain folder. These tasks as well as almost every other script can be run on time intervals selected by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or perhaps once a year based on the exact goal. Making use of cron jobs to speed up various elements of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you exactly three very simple steps when you get a shared hosting package with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to set up as many cron jobs as you need when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. In contrast to many other hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you'll be able to decide how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.