A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background over a predefined period and it executes a script in a web hosting account. There aren't any restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are sending an everyday report which contains all the end user activity on a given website, creating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a certain folder. These tasks and / or almost every other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or once per year based on the particular objective. Working with cron jobs to speed up various aspects of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you precisely three simple steps when you obtain a shared website hosting package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and when you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we provide two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that is used with other website hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the latter within the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with several clicks. After that, choose the time interval for your cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. In case you are more experienced, you may also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.