A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background on a predefined time period and it runs a script in a hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are sending a daily report with all of the end user activity within a given site, generating a routine backup or erasing the files in a certain folder. These kinds of tasks and / or some other script can be run on time intervals specified by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or once per year according to the particular intent. Working with cron jobs to speed up various elements of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our cloud plans, will allow you to create cron jobs in several basic steps even when you have never used such a option before. Once you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to create background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl with respect to the script that you'll run, type the path within your account to the specific script file and after that select how often your cron job will be executed. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. using straightforward drop-down options, or if you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you may have employed with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to create as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to various other web hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a time and effort saving interface where you can choose how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you'll have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy and paste the latter from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.