A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script in a hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are supplying a daily report with all of the user activity within a specific website, generating a regular backup or erasing the files within a specific folder. These kinds of tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or maybe once per year according to the exact intent. Using cron jobs to improve different aspects of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

If you get any of our web hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with just a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual way to set up a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be executed using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any issues, you can always contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you will be able to set up cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This can be done in three simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to take care of the hosting account, so you are able to set up a new cron even when you do not have any previous experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you have to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will run the cron. Experienced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the previously mentioned paths.