A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background over a pre-set time period and it executes a script inside a website hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are mailing a daily report which contains all the user activity within a specific site, generating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks as well as any other script can be run on time intervals selected by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or maybe annually depending on the exact purpose. Working with cron jobs to speed up numerous areas of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the cloud hosting services, allows you to create cron jobs in a few basic steps even when you have not employed such a function previously. As soon as you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP with respect to the script that you'll execute, type the path within your account to the specific script file and after that choose how often the cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera using simple drop-down menus, or if you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you might have employed with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to select the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. Then, choose the time period for the cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. When you are more experienced, you can also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.