A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it executes a script within a website hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report with all the end user activity within a specified site, generating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a specific folder. These tasks or some other script can be run on time periods chosen by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or once a year depending on the exact purpose. Working with cron jobs to improve various areas of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

If you get any of our web hosting packages, you're able to create cron jobs with a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the usual way to assign a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days some script should be run using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can set up as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. In contrast to other website hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you can choose how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things that you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.