A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a predefined time period and it executes a script within a hosting account. There won't be any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are mailing a daily report with the user activity on a specific site, generating a regular backup or deleting the content within a specific folder. These kinds of tasks and / or any other script can be run on time intervals selected by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps once a year according to the particular goal. Using cron jobs to improve diverse aspects of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. In case you don't have prior knowledge of these kinds of things, you'll find a really easy-to-use interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, picking one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain weekdays. The sole thing that you have to type in manually is the precise command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More capable customers can also use the Advanced mode of the tool and enter by hand the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your hosting plan allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with only a few clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to many other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you're able to decide how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things which you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.