A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it runs a script inside a web 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 sending a daily report with all the client activity on a given site, generating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a certain folder. These kinds of tasks as well as any other script can be run on time intervals specified by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe once a year depending on the particular goal. Making use of cron jobs to automate numerous areas of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs easily. If you do not have previous knowledge about these kinds of matters, you will find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact weekdays. The one thing you will have to type in yourself is the specific task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. More skillful users can also use the Advanced mode of our tool and type in by hand the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your cloud web hosting package lets you have, you're able to upgrade this attribute in batches of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to choose the directory path to the script file to be run along with the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with several clicks. Then, choose the time period for the cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. If you are more experienced, you may also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.