A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background on a predefined period and it runs a script within a website hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are sending a daily report which contains all the client activity within a given website, creating a regular backup or erasing the files inside a particular folder. These types of tasks as well as some other script can be run on time intervals specified by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe annually based on the exact purpose. Using cron jobs to improve numerous elements of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all the cloud services, allows you to set up cron jobs in several basic steps even if you haven't ever used this feature previously. When you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to create background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl according to the script that you'll run, type the path inside of your account for the actual script file and after that select how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. through uncomplicated drop-down options, or if you are more knowledgeable, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can install as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you are able to decide how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.