A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background over a pre-set period of time and it runs a script in a website hosting account. There aren't any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are sending a daily report with all of the end user activity on a given site, creating a routine backup or deleting the files within a specific folder. These types of tasks or any other script can be executed on time periods picked by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps once a year according to the exact purpose. Making use of cron jobs to automate different elements of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
When you get any of our hosting packages, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very easy to use, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual way to make a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can contact your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your websites, you're able to set up cron jobs for any of them effortlessly. This can be done in 3 very simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage 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 discover 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 written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, and so on. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. Advanced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the aforementioned paths.