A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period and it runs a script inside a hosting account. There won't be any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are supplying an everyday report which contains all of the user activity on a given site, creating a regular backup or deleting the content within a certain folder. These tasks as well as any other script can be run on time periods selected by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe annually based on the specific objective. Working with cron jobs to automate various areas of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the Linux cloud web hosting, allows you to set up cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even when you haven't ever used this type of option before. When you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you can assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python depending on the script you'll execute, type the path within your account for the actual script file and select how often your cron job will be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. using uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or if you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have used with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to install as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to many other hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes an intuitive interface where you are able to choose how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information part of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.