A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it runs a script in a web hosting account. There are no limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report with all the user activity on a given website, creating a regular backup or erasing the files within a certain folder. These tasks or any other script can be executed on time periods specified by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps once a year according to the particular goal. Working with cron jobs to speed up different elements of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

When you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you can create cron jobs with only a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual technique to assign a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be executed using very simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of issues, you can call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to assign as many cron jobs as you need when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to select how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things which you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy and paste the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.