A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it executes a script in a website hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are supplying a regular report which contains all of the client activity on a specified site, creating a routine backup or deleting the files in a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be executed on intervals specified by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as annually depending on the particular goal. Using cron jobs to automate diverse aspects of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all our Linux cloud web hosting packages, will help you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even if you have not employed this type of feature previously. Once you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you can create background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP depending on the script you will execute, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and choose how often the cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. through simple drop-down options, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you might have used with various other Control Panels.

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 comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to select 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 can find the latter within the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. After that, choose the time period for your cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. In case you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.