A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it executes a script in a web hosting account. There are no limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are sending a regular report which contains all of the end user activity within a specified site, generating a regular backup or deleting the files within a specific folder. These kinds of tasks as well as any other script can be run on intervals chosen by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or once a year according to the exact intent. Working with cron jobs to improve different aspects of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

The simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs with no trouble. In case you don't have previous knowledge about such things, you'll find a really intuitive interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, picking one or more time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular days of the week. The only thing you will have to fill yourself is the actual command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable customers can also use the Advanced mode of our tool and enter manually the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your shared web hosting plan enables you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with a few clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be run 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 within the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, choose the time period for your cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.