A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it runs a script within a web hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a daily report which contains all of the client activity within a specific website, generating a routine backup or deleting the files in a certain folder. These types of tasks and / or any other script can be executed on intervals selected by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe annually based on the particular purpose. Using cron jobs to improve various aspects of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you precisely 3 easy steps when you acquire a shared web hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and once you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to set up as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. Unlike other website hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you can select how often a new cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.