A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background over a pre-set period and it also executes a script in a hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are mailing a day-to-day report with the user activity within a specified website, creating a routine backup or deleting the content within a particular folder. These kinds of tasks and / or almost every other script can be executed on time intervals specified by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or maybe once per year according to the specific goal. Making use of cron jobs to improve different aspects of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs in no time. In case you don't have prior experience with these kinds of matters, you'll find a really easy-to-use interface where you could plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain days of the week. The one thing that you have to fill in manually is the actual command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More capable users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the instrument and type in manually the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your shared hosting package allows you to have, you are able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with just a few mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can set up as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various website hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a time and effort saving interface where you will be able to select how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things that you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.