A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background over a pre-set period and it also executes a script inside a hosting account. There are no limits in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a regular report which contains all of the user activity within a given website, generating a routine backup or erasing the files in a particular folder. These types of tasks and / or almost every other script can be executed on intervals picked by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or perhaps once a year based on the specific purpose. Using cron jobs to speed up different elements of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all our Linux cloud hosting packages, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you haven't ever employed such a feature previously. When you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP based on the script that you'll execute, type the path in your account to the actual script file and select how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etcetera via straightforward drop-down menus, or in case you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you might have used with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. In contrast to various hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel has a time and effort saving interface where you will be able to select how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.