A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a predefined period of time and it executes a script in a website hosting account. There won't be any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are mailing an everyday report which contains all of the user activity on a specified website, generating a regular backup or deleting the content in a particular folder. These tasks or any other script can be run on time intervals specified by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps once per year based on the specific goal. Making use of cron jobs to automate diverse elements of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all the shared web hosting, allows you to set up cron jobs in several basic steps even if you have not employed such a function before. When you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to create background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python depending on the script you will execute, type the path in your account for the actual script file and choose how often the cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etcetera via simple drop-down navigation, or in case 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 typical method which you might have used with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you will be able to set up cron jobs for any of them effortlessly. This can be done in 3 very easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to manage the hosting account, so you're able to set up a new cron even when you do not have any previous experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, and so on. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. Experienced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.