A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background over a predefined period of time and it also executes a script inside a hosting account. There won't be any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are mailing a day-to-day report with all the client activity on a specific website, generating a routine backup or erasing the content in a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as some other script can be executed on intervals picked by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or once per year according to the particular intent. Making use of cron jobs to speed up diverse elements of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

When you get any of our hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really easy to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual technique to assign a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script should be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any difficulties, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a new cron job is very easy and you can add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you wish the cron job to execute. The last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we have an extremely intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you will be able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more advanced way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.