A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a predefined time period and it also executes a script within a hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are mailing a day-to-day report with all of the user activity within a specified website, creating a regular backup or erasing the files inside a certain folder. These types of tasks or any other script can be run on time periods specified by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or once a year based on the exact objective. Working with cron jobs to automate various aspects of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs easily. In case you don't have prior experience with such things, you will find a very user-friendly interface where one can plan the execution of the cron, choosing one or several time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or exact days of the week. The only thing you will have to fill in yourself is the precise command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that will be executed. More skillful users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in by hand the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your cloud hosting package enables you to have, you can upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a new cron job is really easy and you can add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you wish the cron job to run. The last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we have a very user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you're able to choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more advanced way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.