A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background over a predefined time period and it also runs a script inside a web hosting account. There aren't any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are sending a regular report which contains all of the user activity on a specific site, creating a routine backup or erasing the content in a particular folder. These tasks or almost every other script can be run on intervals selected by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe once a year according to the exact purpose. Working with cron jobs to improve diverse aspects of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs in no time. In case you don't have prior knowledge about such matters, you will find an incredibly intuitive interface where you could plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The single thing that you have to enter manually is the actual task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. More knowledgeable customers may also make use of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in by hand the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your cloud hosting package lets you have, you're able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with a couple of clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your websites, you can set up cron jobs for any of them with ease. This is done in three uncomplicated steps from the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to control the website hosting account, so you will be able to create a new cron even when you do not have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will find a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etc. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. Advanced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.