A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background over a pre-set time period and it also executes a script inside a hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are mailing an everyday report which contains all the end user activity on a specific website, generating a regular backup or erasing the content within a certain folder. These tasks and / or any other script can be executed on time periods selected by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps once a year based on the specific goal. Making use of cron jobs to speed up different areas of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual technique to assign a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a script needs to be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a new cron job is very easy and you can add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the script that you want the cron job to execute. The very last step is to select how often the cron will run and we have a rather intuitive interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you're able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, although more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.