A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background over a predefined period of time and it executes a script in a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are sending an everyday report which contains all of the user activity on a specific site, generating a routine backup or deleting the files in a particular folder. These kinds of tasks as well as any other script can be run on intervals selected by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as annually depending on the specific goal. Using cron jobs to automate different aspects of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all of our hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in several easy steps even when you have never used such a option before. After you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you can assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script you will execute, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and after that choose how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. through uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or if you are more skilled, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you'll be able to set up cron jobs for any of them with ease. This is done in 3 simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the web hosting account, so you're able to set up a new cron even when you lack previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, etc. You also need to submit the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will run the cron. Advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions as well as the previously mentioned paths.