A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background over a predefined period and it also runs a script within a website hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are sending a day-to-day report with all of the user activity on a specific site, creating a regular backup or deleting the files within a certain folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be executed on time intervals picked by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe once a year according to the specific objective. Using cron jobs to automate different aspects of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs with no trouble. In case you don't have prior knowledge about these types of things, you will find an incredibly intuitive interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or several time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or exact days of the week. The only thing that you have to enter yourself is the specific command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that will be executed. More experienced users can also make use of the Advanced mode of our tool and type in by hand the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your cloud web hosting plan enables you to have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with only a few clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. In contrast to many other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes an intuitive interface where you are able to choose how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things that you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.