A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background on a predefined period and it executes a script within a hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are sending an everyday report with all the end user activity within a specific website, creating a routine backup or deleting the files within a certain folder. These kinds of tasks and / or some other script can be run on intervals specified by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps once a year depending on the particular intent. Using cron jobs to speed up numerous areas of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get any of our cloud web hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common way to set up a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be run using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have 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 is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any difficulties, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you'll be able to create cron jobs for all of them with ease. This can be done in three simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to manage the website hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even if you lack previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. Advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions as well as the aforementioned paths.