A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script in a website hosting account. There aren't any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are sending an everyday report with all of the client activity on a specified website, creating a routine backup or deleting the files in a specific folder. These tasks and / or some other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps once a year according to the specific objective. Making use of cron jobs to improve diverse areas of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you precisely 3 simple steps when you obtain a cloud hosting package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and when you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then determine how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with different web hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a brand new cron job is really easy and you can add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to enter two things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find inside the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the script that you wish the cron job to run. The final step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we have a very intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you can choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more complex way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.