A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background on a predefined period and it also runs a script in a web hosting account. There are no limits in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are supplying a regular report which contains all the end user activity within a specific site, generating a regular backup or deleting the files within a specific folder. These types of tasks or any other script can be executed on time intervals picked by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once a year depending on the specific goal. Using cron jobs to speed up diverse areas of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply 3 quick steps when you obtain a shared hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and when you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then determine how frequently the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we provide two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that's used with other website hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter within the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, choose the time interval for your cron through drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. When you are more experienced, you may also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.