A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script in a web hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are sending a daily report with the client activity within a given website, creating a regular backup or erasing the content inside a certain folder. These types of tasks or any other script can be run on time periods specified by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once per year according to the specific intent. Using cron jobs to speed up diverse elements of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
If you get any of our web hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common method to create a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a script needs to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always contact your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you can set up cron jobs for all of them with ease. This can be done in three really easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to control the website hosting account, so you will be able to create a new cron even if you do not have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you need to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also need to submit 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 run the cron. More experienced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the aforementioned paths.