A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background on a predefined period and it also runs a script inside a web hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are supplying a daily report with the end user activity on a specified website, generating a routine backup or erasing the content inside a particular folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be executed on time periods picked by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or annually based on the exact objective. Making use of cron jobs to improve diverse elements of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of our Linux cloud hosting plans, will allow you to create cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even if you have not used such a feature previously. Once you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you can set background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python depending on the script that you'll execute, type the path in your account for the actual script file and select how often the cron job will be executed. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. using uncomplicated drop-down options, or maybe in case you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you may have employed with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to other hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you're able to choose how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy the latter from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.