A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a pre-set period and it executes a script in a hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are sending a day-to-day report with all the end user activity within a specific site, generating a routine backup or erasing the content inside a specific folder. These kinds of tasks or any other script can be executed on intervals picked by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe annually according to the particular intent. Using cron jobs to speed up various aspects of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you exactly three quick steps when you get a shared web hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the website hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and specify how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that's used with many other website hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to select the directory path to the script file to be run along with the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with a few clicks. After that, select the time interval for your cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.