A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a predefined period and it also executes a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are supplying a day-to-day report which contains all the client activity on a specific website, creating a regular backup or deleting the files in a certain folder. These types of tasks and / or almost every other script can be executed on intervals specified by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or annually according to the specific purpose. Using cron jobs to speed up different aspects of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a cron job requires exactly 3 simple steps if you get a cloud website hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and as soon as you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that determine how frequently the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we provide two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with many other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various web hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you're able to choose how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you will have to enter 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 the latter from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.