A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it runs a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are supplying a daily report with the user activity on a given website, creating a routine backup or erasing the content inside a particular folder. These types of tasks and / or any other script can be executed on time periods selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps once a year based on the exact goal. Making use of cron jobs to automate numerous areas of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
When you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual technique to assign a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a script should be run using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always get in touch with your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your websites, you will be able to install cron jobs for all of them without difficulty. This can be done in three uncomplicated steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to take care of the hosting account, so you will be able to set up a new cron even if you lack previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will 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 designed in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will run the cron. More advanced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the previously mentioned paths.