A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background over a predefined time period and it executes a script inside a web hosting account. There are no limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are sending an everyday report which contains all of the user activity on a given site, generating a regular backup or erasing the files within a particular folder. These tasks or almost every other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as once a year according to the specific purpose. Working with cron jobs to speed up various elements of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all of our web hosting plans, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even if you have not used such a option previously. Once you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you can assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script that you will run, type the path within your account to the specific script file and after that select how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through uncomplicated drop-down options, or maybe if you are more knowledgeable, you can use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you may have used with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. In contrast to other hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you are able to decide how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things that you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.