A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script within a website hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are sending an everyday report with all the end user activity on a given website, generating a routine backup or erasing the files in a certain folder. These tasks or almost every 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. Making use of cron jobs to automate various elements of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs effortlessly. If you do not have prior knowledge of these types of matters, you'll find a very easy-to-use interface where one can plan the execution of the cron, picking one or more time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain weekdays. The only thing you will have to enter yourself is the actual task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that will be executed. More capable users can also use the Advanced mode of the tool and type in manually the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your hosting plan allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with just a few mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to install as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to many other 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, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you're able to decide how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.