A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background over a predefined time period and it executes a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a daily report which contains all the client activity on a specified website, generating a regular backup or deleting the content in a specific folder. These tasks as well as some other script can be executed on time intervals picked by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or annually depending on the particular intent. Using cron jobs to speed up diverse areas of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the Linux cloud web hosting packages, will help you to set up cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even if you have not employed this type of function before. As soon as you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you can create background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP according to the script that you will run, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and after that select how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. using simple drop-down menus, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you might have employed with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with several clicks. Then, select the time period for the cron via drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. When you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.