A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background on a predefined period and it executes a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are mailing an everyday report which contains all the end user activity within a specified website, creating a regular backup or deleting the files within a certain folder. These kinds of tasks as well as any other script can be executed on intervals picked by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps once per year depending on the specific objective. Making use of cron jobs to improve various aspects of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual method to make a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a given script should be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can always call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a new cron job is quite simple and you're able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you need the cron job to run. The final step is to determine how often the cron will run and we have a very user-friendly interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you will be able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more advanced way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.