A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background on a pre-set period and it runs a script in a hosting account. There are no limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a day-to-day report with all of the user activity on a specific site, creating a regular backup or erasing the files in a particular folder. These tasks as well as any other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or perhaps once a year based on the exact purpose. Working with cron jobs to automate different aspects of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with ease. If you don't have prior knowledge about these kinds of matters, you'll find a really intuitive interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or more time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact weekdays. The only thing that you will have to fill yourself is the precise command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More skillful users may also use the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter manually the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your shared website hosting package enables you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with only a few mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a new cron job is easy and you will be able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to enter two things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find in the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to execute. The very last step is to select how often the cron will run and we've got a very user-friendly interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you're able to choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more complex way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.