A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script inside a web hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are mailing an everyday report with all the client activity within a specified website, creating a regular backup or erasing the content in a specific folder. These tasks or almost every other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as once a year according to the exact purpose. Using cron jobs to speed up different aspects of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs in no time. In case you don't have previous experience with these kinds of things, you'll find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or several time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular days of the week. The single thing you will have to enter yourself is the specific task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More capable users can also use the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter by hand the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your shared hosting plan allows you to have, you can upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you'll be able to set up cron jobs for any of them with ease. This can be done in 3 really easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to control the website hosting account, so you'll be able to create a new cron even when you do not have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will find a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. Experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the previously mentioned paths.