A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it also runs a script inside a web hosting account. There are no limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are sending a regular report which contains all of the user activity on a specific website, generating a regular backup or erasing the content in a particular folder. These kinds of tasks or any other script can be executed on intervals picked by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as once per year according to the specific goal. Working with cron jobs to speed up different elements of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. In case you don't have prior knowledge of these kinds of matters, you will find a very easy-to-use interface where you could plan the execution of the cron, picking one or several time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain days of the week. The one thing that you will have to enter yourself is the precise command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More experienced customers can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your cloud hosting plan enables you to have, you can upgrade this attribute in increments of five with a few clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can install as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. In contrast to many other hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a time and effort saving interface where you'll be able to decide how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.