A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background over a predefined period of time and it also executes a script inside a hosting account. There are no restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report with the client activity on a specific site, generating a routine backup or deleting the files inside a specific folder. These types of tasks or almost every other script can be executed on intervals selected by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe once a year based on the exact objective. Working with cron jobs to speed up different elements of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

When you get any of our cloud web hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common technique to assign a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be run using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any issues, you can always contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to install as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. Unlike other hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you can choose how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.