A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background over a predefined time period and it executes a script in a hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are mailing an everyday report with the user activity within a specified 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 executed on time periods picked by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month as well as once a year based on the specific purpose. Using cron jobs to speed up numerous areas of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
When you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is very easy to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual way to create a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days some script should be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you experience any issues, you can contact your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your websites, you're able to create cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This can be done in three uncomplicated steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to control the website hosting account, so you'll be able to set up a new cron even when you don't have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will find a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.