A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a predefined period and it runs a script in a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are supplying a day-to-day report with all the client activity within a given website, creating a regular backup or erasing the content inside a specific folder. These kinds of tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps once per year based on the specific goal. Making use of cron jobs to automate different areas of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
If you get any of our shared hosting packages, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common method to assign a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a script should be executed using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you experience any difficulties, you can get in touch with your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a new cron job is really easy and you can easily add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the script that you wish the cron job to execute. The final step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we've got an extremely user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you are able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, though more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.