A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it also runs a script in a hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are supplying a day-to-day report which contains all the end user activity on a specified website, creating a regular backup or erasing the content in a certain folder. These tasks as well as almost every other script can be run on time periods selected by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or maybe once per year depending on the exact objective. Using cron jobs to speed up diverse aspects of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the cloud website hosting services
, will help you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you haven't ever used this feature previously. After you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to create background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl according to the script you will run, type the path in your account for the specific script file and choose how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. through uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you might have employed with various other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Installing a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server
accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to select 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'll be able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. After that, select the time period for the cron using drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.