A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a predefined time period and it also executes a script in a website hosting account. There aren't any restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a daily report with all of the end user activity within a given website, generating a regular backup or erasing the files in a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe once per year according to the particular purpose. Working with cron jobs to speed up various areas of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
If you get any of our hosting plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common technique to make a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a script has to be run using simple drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any difficulties, you can call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a new cron job is really easy and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter two things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to run. The very last step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we have a rather intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you can select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, although more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.