A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it runs a script within a web hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are sending a daily report with the client activity on a given website, generating a routine backup or deleting the files in a particular folder. These kinds of tasks or almost every other script can be run on time periods chosen by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once a year depending on the specific purpose. Making use of cron jobs to improve various elements of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

When you get any of our cloud web hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is very easy to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual technique to create a cron job, you can choose the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you experience any difficulties, you can contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your websites, you'll be able to set up cron jobs for all of them without difficulty. This is done in three very simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the hosting account, so you can create a new cron even if you do not have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you need to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etcetera. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. Experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the previously mentioned paths.