A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background on a pre-set period and it also runs a script within a hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are supplying a day-to-day report which contains all of the end user activity on a given site, generating a regular backup or erasing the content within a particular folder. These types of tasks and / or almost every other script can be run on time intervals specified by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe annually depending on the exact goal. Using cron jobs to improve different aspects of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
If you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you can set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical technique to make a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a script should be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you will be able to install cron jobs for any of them with ease. This is done in three simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the website hosting account, so you will be able to set up a new cron even when you lack prior experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you need to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etc. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. Advanced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the aforementioned paths.