A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background over a predefined period of time and it also runs 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 should be. Some examples are supplying an everyday report with all the user activity within a specific website, creating a regular backup or erasing the content in a specific folder. These kinds of tasks or any other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps annually depending on the specific intent. Using cron jobs to automate different aspects of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs in no time. If you don't have prior experience with these types of matters, you will find an incredibly user-friendly interface where one can plan the execution of the cron, choosing one or more time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular days of the week. The one thing that you have to fill yourself is the precise command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that will be executed. More knowledgeable users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter manually the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud hosting plan allows you to have, you can upgrade this attribute in batches of five with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can set up as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to other web hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you can decide how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.