A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period and it also runs a script within a website hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are sending a daily report with the user activity within a specific website, creating a regular backup or erasing the files within a particular folder. These kinds of tasks or any other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or perhaps annually depending on the specific goal. Using cron jobs to automate different areas of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you just 3 easy steps when you obtain a shared hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has an area focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that is used with many other web hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter within the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. Then, choose the time interval for your cron via drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.