A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background over a pre-set period of time and it runs a script within a hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are mailing a regular report which contains all the user activity on a specified site, creating a regular backup or deleting the content in a specific folder. These types of tasks and / or some other script can be run on time intervals selected by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as once a year based on the particular intent. Using cron jobs to automate numerous elements of administrating a site saves a lot 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 couple mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very intuitive, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the typical way to make a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes some script should be executed using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to create as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. In contrast to many other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you are able to select how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.