A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background over a predefined period of time and it also runs a script within a hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are sending a regular report with the client activity within a specified website, generating a routine backup or erasing the content within a certain folder. These tasks or some other script can be executed on time intervals specified by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as once per year according to the particular purpose. Using cron jobs to automate diverse areas of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

If you get any of our shared website hosting packages, you are able to create cron jobs with just a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical method to create a cron job, you can choose the days, hours or minutes a given script should be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need 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'll be able to find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. After that, choose the time interval for your cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. In case you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.