A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it executes a script in a web hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report with the end user activity within a given website, creating a regular backup or erasing the content within a certain folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be run on time intervals picked by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or once per year depending on the specific purpose. Using cron jobs to automate numerous elements of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs without any difficulty. If you do not have previous knowledge about these kinds of things, you will find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you could plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific weekdays. The sole thing you will have to fill in manually is the precise task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that will be executed. More capable users may also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your shared hosting plan allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this attribute in batches of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to install as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various other website hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you can choose how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run and 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, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.