A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it executes a script in a hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are supplying a daily report which contains all of the user activity on a given site, generating a routine backup or erasing the files in a specific folder. These kinds of tasks as well as any other script can be run on time intervals specified by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe annually based on the specific purpose. Making use of cron jobs to speed up different aspects of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Creating a cron job requires exactly 3 easy steps when you get a hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then determine how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with other hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you will be able to set up cron jobs for all of them with ease. This is done in 3 simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to control the hosting account, so you'll be able to create a new cron even if you don't have any previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etc. You also need to submit the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also employ the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the previously mentioned paths.