A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it executes a script in a website hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a day-to-day report with the client activity within a specific site, generating a regular backup or erasing the content within a specific folder. These kinds of tasks as well as some other script can be run on intervals chosen by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as annually according to the specific intent. Working with cron jobs to speed up diverse elements of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the Linux web hosting packages, will allow you to create cron jobs in several basic steps even when you have not used this feature previously. When you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you can assign background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script you'll run, type the path inside of your account to the specific script file and then select how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. through uncomplicated drop-down menus, or in case you are more skilled, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you sign 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 executed and the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, select the time period for the cron through drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. In case you are more experienced, you can also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.