A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script inside a web hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are mailing a regular report which contains all of the user activity on a given site, generating a regular backup or deleting the content within a certain folder. These kinds of tasks or some other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps once a year depending on the particular objective. Using cron jobs to speed up diverse elements of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
If you get any of our shared web hosting packages, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual method to set up a cron job, you can select the days, hours or minutes some script has to be executed using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can contact your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to assign as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to various other hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you will be able to select how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should 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 and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.