A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background over a predefined period of time and it runs a script inside a hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are supplying a daily report with the user activity on a given site, generating a routine backup or erasing the files within a particular folder. These types of tasks and / or any other script can be run on intervals chosen by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once a year based on the specific intent. Making use of cron jobs to automate different elements of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the Linux cloud hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you have not employed this feature previously. As soon as you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to create background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script that you'll execute, type the path in your account for the specific script file and then choose how often the cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the basic mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etcetera using uncomplicated drop-down options, or maybe if you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you may have used with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

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