A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a predefined time period and it also runs a script within a website hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are mailing a day-to-day report with the end user activity on a specified site, creating a routine backup or erasing the files in a specific folder. These kinds of tasks and / or any other script can be executed on time periods selected by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps once per year based on the particular objective. Using cron jobs to automate different areas of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs in no time. If you do not have previous knowledge about these kinds of matters, you'll find a very easy-to-use interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, picking one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific days of the week. The single thing that you will have to type in yourself is the precise command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable users can also use the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter by hand the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your website hosting package lets you have, you can upgrade this attribute in batches of five with only a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to set up as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various other hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes an intuitive interface where you will be able to select how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The two things that you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.