A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background over a predefined period and it also runs a script in a website hosting account. There won't be any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are sending an everyday report with the end user activity within a specified site, generating a regular backup or deleting the content within a particular folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be executed on intervals selected by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or once per year based on the particular purpose. Working with cron jobs to speed up various elements of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires simply 3 very simple steps when you get a hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that set how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with other website hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can set up as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various web hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you are able to decide how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things which you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.