A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background over a predefined time period and it executes a script in a website hosting account. There aren't any limits in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a regular report which contains all of the client activity within a specific site, creating a regular backup or deleting the content in a specific folder. These tasks as well as any other script can be run on time intervals picked by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or annually based on the exact objective. Making use of cron jobs to speed up diverse areas of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
If you get any of our web hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is very easy to use, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual way to assign a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is easy and you can easily add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the particular script that you'd like the cron job to execute. The final step is to determine how often the cron will run and we've got a rather time and effort saving interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you're able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, although more complex way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.