A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background over a predefined period of time and it executes a script in a hosting account. There aren't any restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are mailing an everyday report which contains all the end user activity within a given site, generating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be run on intervals specified by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once per year according to the specific purpose. Working with cron jobs to improve various areas of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
If you get any of our website hosting packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual technique to assign a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be run using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of issues, you can get in touch with your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over a minute to do that. In contrast to other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains a time and effort saving interface where you can choose how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.