A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a predefined period and it also executes a script inside a web hosting account. There are no limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are sending a day-to-day report which contains all of the user activity on a specific website, creating a routine backup or erasing the files inside a particular folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be executed on time periods selected by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe annually depending on the exact objective. Making use of cron jobs to improve various elements of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the Linux shared hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even when you have not employed this feature before. After you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to create background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP with respect to the script that you'll run, type the path within your account for the specific script file and after that choose how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. using simple drop-down options, or maybe if you are more skilled, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you might have employed with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. Unlike other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a time and effort saving interface where you will be able to select how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.