A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background over a pre-set time period and it executes a script inside a hosting account. There are no limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are mailing a day-to-day report which contains all of the client activity on a specified website, generating a regular backup or erasing the content inside a specific folder. These kinds of tasks or some other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or once a year based on the particular intent. Using cron jobs to improve diverse areas of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
When you get any of our shared website hosting packages, you're able to create cron jobs with just a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is very simple to use, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual way to make a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days a given script should be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a brand new cron job is really easy and you are able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to enter two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you would like the cron job to execute. The final step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we've got an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you are able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, albeit more complex way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.