A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background over a predefined period and it also runs a script inside a hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are sending an everyday report with the end user activity on a specific site, generating a routine backup or erasing the files within a specific folder. These tasks and / or almost every other script can be run on time periods specified by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps once a year according to the specific goal. Working with cron jobs to improve different areas of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get any of our cloud web hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the typical technique to assign a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days some script should be executed using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, when you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you experience any difficulties, you can always contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with a few clicks. Then, select the time interval for your cron via drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.