A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script in a website hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are sending an everyday report which contains all the user activity on a given site, creating a routine backup or erasing the files in a certain folder. These kinds of tasks as well as some other script can be executed on time periods specified by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once a year depending on the particular objective. Using cron jobs to improve diverse aspects of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
When you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical method to set up a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days some script has to be run using simple drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your sites, you will be able to install cron jobs for any of them with ease. This is done in 3 uncomplicated steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to take care of the hosting account, so you're able to set up a new cron even if you lack previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. Experienced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the aforementioned paths.