A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a predefined time period and it also executes a script inside a web hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are supplying a daily report with all the client activity within a specified website, creating a regular backup or erasing the content inside a certain folder. These tasks as well as any other script can be run on time periods specified by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as once a year according to the exact objective. Making use of cron jobs to improve numerous aspects of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
If you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common way to make a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be executed using simple drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, 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 available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always contact your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your websites, you will be able to install cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This can be done in 3 very simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the hosting account, so you can set up a new cron even if you do not have any prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs area 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, Python, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. Advanced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the previously mentioned paths.