A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it runs a script within a hosting account. There won't be any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a regular report with all of the user activity within a specific website, creating a routine backup or deleting the content in a particular folder. These kinds of tasks and / or any other script can be run on intervals specified by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or once per year based on the particular purpose. Using cron jobs to improve numerous elements of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of our shared web hosting services, will help you to set up cron jobs in a few simple steps even if you have not employed this feature before. When you log in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you are able to create background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python based on the script that you'll execute, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and then choose how often the cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through uncomplicated drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you may have employed with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your websites, you'll be able to install cron jobs for all of them with ease. This can be done in three uncomplicated steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to manage the hosting account, so you are able to set up a new cron even when you lack prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll 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 - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. More advanced users, can also employ the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.