A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script inside a website hosting account. There won't be any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are sending a regular report which contains all of the end user activity on a specific website, generating a regular backup or erasing the files inside a specific folder. These tasks as well as some other script can be executed on intervals specified by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe annually according to the specific purpose. Working with cron jobs to automate different aspects of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get any of our cloud web hosting plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is very easy to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common way to assign a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes some script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any issues, 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 websites, you're able to create cron jobs for any of them without any difficulty. This can be done in three simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to manage the website hosting account, so you can create a new cron even when you do not have any prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, and so on. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. More advanced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions as well as the aforementioned paths.