A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background over a predefined time period and it also runs a script inside a website hosting account. There are no restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are sending a regular report with the user activity within a given site, creating a regular backup or erasing the content within a certain folder. These tasks and / or almost every other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once per year depending on the particular purpose. Working with cron jobs to improve various elements of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with ease. If you don't have previous knowledge about these types of matters, you will find a very intuitive interface where you could schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or several time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular weekdays. The sole thing you will have to type in yourself is the actual task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable customers may also make use of the Advanced mode of our tool and type in manually the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your cloud hosting plan allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with only a couple of clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to set up as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various other website hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you can decide how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy the latter from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.