A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background on a predefined period and it runs a script inside a hosting account. There are no restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are sending a daily report with all of the end user activity within a specified site, creating a routine backup or deleting the files within a specific folder. These types 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 monthly or maybe annually depending on the exact intent. Using cron jobs to speed up numerous aspects of managing a website saves a lot 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 clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very easy to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical technique to create a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes some script should be executed using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always call your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is really easy and you can easily add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find in the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the script that you'd like the cron job to run. The last step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we've got an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you can easily select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, although more complex way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.