A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script inside a hosting account. There are no limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are sending a regular report which contains all the client activity within a given site, generating a regular backup or deleting the files in a specific folder. These 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 perhaps annually depending on the exact objective. Making use of cron jobs to speed up numerous aspects of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the Linux cloud hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in several easy steps even if you have never employed this option previously. As soon as you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you can assign background tasks, you just have to paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script that you will run, type the path inside of your account for the actual script file and choose how often the cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. through straightforward drop-down menus, or in case you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you might have used with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to choose how often a new cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you will need to submit 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 (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.