A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it executes a script within a website hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a daily report which contains all the client activity within a given website, generating a routine backup or deleting the content in a particular folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be run on intervals specified by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe annually according to the specific goal. Making use of cron jobs to speed up numerous areas of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the shared hosting, will help you to create cron jobs in a few simple steps even if you haven't ever used this type of function before. When you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to assign background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python according to the script you will run, type the path in your account for the actual script file and then choose how often the cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. using uncomplicated drop-down menus, or maybe in case you are more skilled, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you might have employed with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike many other hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you'll be able to select how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.