A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background over a predefined period of time and it also runs a script in a website hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are mailing a daily report with all of the end user activity on a specific site, generating a regular backup or deleting the content in a particular folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be executed on time intervals picked by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or maybe annually according to the exact purpose. Using cron jobs to automate diverse elements of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical method to make a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script should be run using simple drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, 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 in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. Next, select the time interval for your cron through drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more experienced, you can also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.