A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background on a predefined period of time and it also runs a script within a hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are supplying a regular report which contains all the end user activity on a specific site, generating a routine backup or erasing the files within a particular folder. These kinds of tasks and / or almost every other script can be run on time periods chosen by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once a year according to the exact purpose. Working with cron jobs to automate various elements of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a cron job requires just three easy steps when you get a cloud web hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and when you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then determine how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we provide two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with many other web hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your sites, you will be able to install cron jobs for any of them effortlessly. This can be done in 3 really easy steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage the web hosting account, so you can set up a new cron even if you don't have any previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etcetera. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the aforementioned paths.