A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background over a pre-set time period and it runs a script inside a hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are mailing an everyday report with all of the end user activity within a specified site, generating a regular backup or erasing the content within a particular folder. These kinds of tasks or almost every other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe annually based on the exact intent. Working with cron jobs to speed up various areas of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the Linux cloud packages, will allow you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you have never used this type of feature previously. When you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script you will run, type the path within your account to the specific script file and select how often your cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. via uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you may have used with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with several clicks. After that, choose the time period for your cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.