A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background over a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script in 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 the file extension should be. Examples are sending a day-to-day report with the client activity within a given website, generating a regular backup or deleting the files within a certain folder. These types of tasks and / or almost every other script can be executed on time intervals specified by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once a year based on the exact purpose. Making use of cron jobs to improve different aspects of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

If you get any of our website hosting plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical way to assign a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be executed using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a brand new cron job is quite simple and you can easily add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find in the Server Information section (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the particular script that you need the cron job to execute. The final step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we've got a rather user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you're able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more complex way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.