A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are sending a day-to-day report with the end user activity within a given website, generating a routine backup or erasing the files in a specific folder. These kinds of tasks and / or some other script can be executed on time intervals picked by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as once per year according to the specific objective. Making use of cron jobs to speed up numerous aspects of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual technique to make a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be executed using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can contact your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter within the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. After that, select the time period for the cron via drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.