A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background over a predefined period of time and it runs a script in a web hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are supplying an everyday report with all the user activity on a given website, creating a routine backup or deleting the content within a specific folder. These tasks as well as some other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once a year depending on the exact purpose. Making use of cron jobs to automate diverse areas of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you are able to create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common method to create a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes some script has to be executed using very simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any issues, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a new cron job is very easy and you'll be able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter two things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find inside the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the script that you wish the cron job to execute. The last step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we have a very user-friendly interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you can easily choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.