A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background over a predefined period and it also runs a script in a hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are mailing an everyday report with all of the client activity on a specified website, creating a regular backup or erasing the files in a specific folder. These tasks or any other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or once a year according to the exact purpose. Working with cron jobs to speed up diverse elements of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you precisely 3 quick steps when you get a website hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the website hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and as soon as you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that set how frequently the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with different website hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter within the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, select the time interval for your cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.