A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it runs a script within a web hosting account. There are no restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are mailing an everyday report which contains all of the end user activity within a specified website, generating a routine backup or erasing the content within a certain folder. These kinds of tasks and / or some other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or once a year based on the specific intent. Using cron jobs to improve diverse elements of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
When you get any of our web hosting packages, you are able to create cron jobs with just a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common way to create a cron job, you will be able to pick the days, hours or minutes some script should be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any issues, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a brand new cron job is very simple and you are able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to enter two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find inside the Server Information section (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the script that you want the cron job to execute. The very last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we've got an extremely intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you're able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.