A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background over a predefined time period and it also executes a script inside a website hosting account. There won't be any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are mailing a regular report with the end user activity on a given website, generating a routine backup or erasing the files within a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe annually depending on the particular goal. Using cron jobs to speed up various areas of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
The user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs with ease. If you don't have previous knowledge of these types of matters, you'll find a very easy-to-use interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular days of the week. The single thing that you will have to fill yourself is the actual command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More skillful users can also use the Advanced mode of the tool and type in manually the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your web hosting package enables you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with only a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter in the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. Then, select the time period for your cron through drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. In case you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.