A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background over a predefined period and it also runs a script in a hosting account. There are no limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are sending an everyday report with all the user activity on a specified site, generating a regular backup or erasing the content inside a specific folder. These types of tasks or any other script can be run on time intervals specified by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as once a year according to the exact purpose. Making use of cron jobs to improve different elements of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with no trouble. In case you don't have previous knowledge about these kinds of things, you will find a very intuitive interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain days of the week. The one thing that you have to type in yourself is the specific task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More experienced users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and enter by hand the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your shared hosting plan lets you have, you'll be able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with only a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can assign as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. Unlike many other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you are able to choose how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.