A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background on a predefined time period and it executes a script within a web hosting account. There are no limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are mailing a regular report with the end user activity on a given site, creating a regular backup or erasing the files inside a specific folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be executed on intervals selected by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month as well as annually according to the exact intent. Making use of cron jobs to improve various elements of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs in no time. If you don't have previous experience with these kinds of things, you'll find a really easy-to-use interface where you can schedule the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact days of the week. The only thing that you have to type in manually is the precise task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable users may also use the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your web hosting plan enables you to have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with just a couple of mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Installing a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with just a few clicks. Then, choose the time period for the cron via drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.