A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script in a hosting account. There won't be any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are sending a regular report which contains all the end user activity on a specified website, generating a routine backup or erasing the content within a specific folder. These tasks and / or any other script can be executed on intervals picked by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps annually based on the particular goal. Working with cron jobs to improve numerous elements of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs in no time. In case you don't have previous knowledge about such matters, you will find a very intuitive interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or more time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact weekdays. The thing you will have to fill in yourself is the actual command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that will be executed. More knowledgeable customers can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in by hand the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your shared hosting package allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with only a few clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over a minute to do that. Unlike other web hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes an intuitive interface where you're able to decide how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.