A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background over a predefined time period and it runs a script in a website hosting account. There won't be any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a regular report with the client activity on a specified site, generating a routine backup or deleting the files inside a specific folder. These tasks or some other script can be run on time periods chosen by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or annually based on the exact purpose. Using cron jobs to speed up diverse aspects of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

When you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual way to create a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes some script should be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any issues, you can always call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to choose the directory path to the script file to be run plus the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with several clicks. Then, select the time period for your cron via drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. In case you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.