A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it runs a script inside a hosting account. There aren't any limits in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a day-to-day report with the user activity within a specified website, generating a routine backup or erasing the content in a particular folder. These tasks and / or any other script can be executed on intervals picked by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or maybe once per year according to the exact purpose. Using cron jobs to automate different elements of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the typical way to set up a cron job, you will be able to pick the days, hours or minutes some script has to be executed using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, when you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any issues, you can always call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not 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 so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a time and effort saving interface where you can decide how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you'll have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.