A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background on a pre-set period and it executes a script within a website hosting account. There won't be any restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are mailing an everyday report with all the client activity on a specified website, generating a routine backup or deleting the files within a particular folder. These tasks or some other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or maybe once per year according to the specific purpose. Using cron jobs to improve numerous elements of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you simply 3 simple steps if you get a cloud web hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the web hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and as soon as you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes an intuitive interface where you're able to decide how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.