A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script in a website hosting account. There are no limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are mailing an everyday report with all of the client activity within a specified site, generating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a certain folder. These types of tasks and / or some other script can be run on time periods selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe annually based on the exact purpose. Using cron jobs to improve numerous elements of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
When you get any of our cloud hosting
plans, you can set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual way to create a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a script should be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always call your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you use a semi-dedicated server
account from us to host your websites, you're able to create cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This is done in 3 simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to manage the web hosting account, so you'll be able to set up a new cron even when you do not have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to choose how often our system will run the cron. More advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions as well as the aforementioned paths.