A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background on a pre-set time period and it executes a script in a hosting account. There are no limits 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 mailing a day-to-day report with the user activity on a specific site, creating a regular backup or erasing the files in a certain folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be run on time periods specified by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps annually based on the exact intent. Making use of cron jobs to improve different elements of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

When you get any of our hosting packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual technique to assign a cron job, you can pick the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be run using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any difficulties, you can contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a new cron job is quite simple and you'll be able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to run. The last step is to select how often the cron will run and we've got a very user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you can easily pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.