A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period and it runs a script in a web hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report with the end user activity within a specific website, creating a regular backup or erasing the content within a specific folder. These kinds of tasks as well as any other script can be executed on time intervals specified by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once per year based on the exact goal. Using cron jobs to automate various areas of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the Linux cloud hosting, will help you to create cron jobs in a few simple steps even when you have not employed such a option before. After you log in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you are able to assign background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python according to the script that you will execute, type the path within your account to the actual script file and choose how often the cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. via simple drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have employed with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to install as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to other web hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you'll be able to select how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things that you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.