A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script in a web hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are supplying an everyday report with all the user activity on a specified site, generating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a certain folder. These tasks as well as any other script can be run on intervals selected by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe annually based on the specific purpose. Making use of cron jobs to speed up numerous aspects of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

If you get any of our shared website hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really simple to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common technique to set up a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a brand new cron job is quite simple and you can add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information section (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the script that you'd like the cron job to run. The very last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we have a really user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you can select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, though more advanced way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.