A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it runs a script within a website hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report which contains all the user activity on a specified website, generating a routine backup or deleting the content in a certain folder. These tasks as well as any other script can be run on time periods chosen by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month as well as once per year based on the specific purpose. Working with cron jobs to speed up diverse aspects of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
When you get any of our website hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with only a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common method to make a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days some script should be executed using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any issues, you can call your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your websites, you are able to set up cron jobs for any of them without difficulty. This can be done in 3 very simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to control the web hosting account, so you will be able to create a new cron even if you don't have any previous experience. In the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etc. You also need to submit the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. More advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.