A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background on a predefined time period and it also runs a script within a website hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are mailing a day-to-day report with all the end user activity on a specific website, generating a routine backup or deleting the files in a certain folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be run on time periods selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as once per year based on the particular objective. Making use of cron jobs to speed up numerous areas of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

When you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the typical way to assign a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a script needs to be executed using quick drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a brand new cron job is really easy and you are able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information section (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the script that you would like the cron job to execute. The last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we have a very time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you can easily select the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, although more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.