A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it also runs a script inside a hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are mailing a regular report with all of the user activity on a given website, creating a routine backup or erasing the content inside a specific folder. These kinds of tasks and / or any other script can be run on time intervals chosen by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe once a year according to the specific goal. Making use of cron jobs to automate numerous elements of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

When you get any of our hosting packages, you can set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common method to set up a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be executed using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, 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 aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any issues, you can always call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your websites, you are able to set up cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This is done in three simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to take care of the hosting account, so you are able to set up a new cron even if you do not have any prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll 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 - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etcetera. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute 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 as well as the previously mentioned paths.