A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a pre-set period and it also executes a script in a web hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are supplying a regular report which contains all of the end user activity on a given website, generating a regular backup or erasing the content inside a particular folder. These tasks and / or some other script can be executed on intervals selected by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps once per year based on the specific objective. Working with cron jobs to speed up various areas of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

If you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you can create cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common technique to create a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your sites, you can create cron jobs for any of them without any difficulty. This is done in 3 very easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to manage the hosting account, so you will be able to set up a new cron even if you do not have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, and so on. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will run the cron. More advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.