A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script inside a web hosting account. There won't be any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are supplying a daily report with all the user activity within a specific website, generating a regular backup or deleting the files in a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as some other script can be executed on time intervals picked by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once per year based on the exact objective. Working with cron jobs to improve numerous elements of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
If you get any of our web hosting packages, you are able to create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is very easy to use, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common method to set up a cron job, you will be able to pick the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be run using simple drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can call your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to create as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike various website hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you are able to decide how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things which you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.