A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it runs a script in a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are supplying a day-to-day report which contains all the user activity on a given site, generating a routine backup or deleting the content in a certain folder. These kinds of tasks as well as any other script can be executed on time periods selected by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe once per year according to the particular goal. Working with cron jobs to improve various elements of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs without any difficulty. If you do not have previous knowledge of these kinds of matters, you will find a really intuitive interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain weekdays. The single thing that you have to type in yourself is the precise task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable customers can also make use of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter by hand the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your shared web hosting package allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with just a few clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike various web hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel has an intuitive interface where you are able to choose how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.