A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background on a pre-set period and it executes a script within a website hosting account. There won't be any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are sending a day-to-day report which contains all of the client activity on a given website, creating a routine backup or deleting the content within a certain folder. These tasks as well as any other script can be run on time periods selected by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once a year depending on the particular goal. Making use of cron jobs to improve various aspects of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting plans, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual technique to create a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days a script has to be executed using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any difficulties, you can always get in touch with your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to install as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over a minute to do that. Unlike various web hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you are able to select how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things that you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.