A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a predefined time period and it also executes a script within a hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are mailing a regular report which contains all the client activity within a specified website, creating a regular backup or deleting the files in a particular folder. These tasks as well as some other script can be executed on time intervals chosen by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or annually according to the specific purpose. Using cron jobs to automate numerous areas of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting packages, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very simple to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual method to create a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a script should be executed using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you can set up cron jobs for any of them without any difficulty. This is done in 3 simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to take care of the web hosting account, so you can set up a new cron even when you lack prior experience. In the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will find a box where you have to copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etc. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. Experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.