A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it runs a script in a web hosting account. There won't be any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are sending a regular report with the end user activity within a specific site, generating a regular backup or deleting the files within a certain folder. These tasks as well as some other script can be run on time periods picked by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps annually according to the specific objective. Making use of cron jobs to automate various elements of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the typical way to set up a cron job, you can pick the days, hours or minutes a script has to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a new cron job is very easy and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the script that you need the cron job to execute. The final step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we have an extremely user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you can pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more sophisticated way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.