A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a pre-set time period and it executes a script in a hosting account. There won't be any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are sending an everyday report with all of the user activity within a specified website, creating a routine backup or deleting the content inside a particular folder. These tasks and / or almost every other script can be executed on time periods selected by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once per year based on the exact purpose. Making use of cron jobs to speed up different areas of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you precisely three quick steps if you get a hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with different hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to select the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with just a few clicks. Next, choose the time interval for your cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. When you are more experienced, you may also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.