A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background over a predefined period of time and it also runs a script within a web hosting account. There are no limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a regular report with all the user activity within a specified website, creating a routine backup or deleting the content within a specific folder. These tasks or any other script can be executed on time periods selected by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe once per year depending on the exact intent. Making use of cron jobs to speed up numerous areas of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with no trouble. If you don't have prior knowledge about these types of things, you'll find a really user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular days of the week. The thing that you will have to enter yourself is the precise command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More capable customers can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the instrument and type in manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your shared hosting package lets you have, you are able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can install as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to other website hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you'll be able to select how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things which you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.