A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script inside a web hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are supplying a daily report with all the client activity on a given site, creating a regular backup or deleting the files within a certain folder. These types of tasks and / or almost every other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or perhaps annually according to the specific purpose. Using cron jobs to improve various elements of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires exactly 3 quick steps when you obtain a hosting
package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, 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 specify how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server
account from us and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. Unlike other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you will be able to select how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.