A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it also runs a script inside a web hosting account. There won't be any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a daily report which contains all the end user activity on a specific site, creating a regular backup or deleting the content in a specific folder. These kinds of tasks and / or almost every other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or once per year according to the specific objective. Using cron jobs to speed up different areas of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you simply three easy steps when you acquire a website hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, has an area focused on the crons and when you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then set how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with various other hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a brand new cron job is easy and you can easily add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find in the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the script that you would like the cron job to run. The final step is to decide how often the cron will run and we have a very user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you can easily choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, although more advanced way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.