A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background on a predefined time period and it executes a script in a hosting account. There are no limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are mailing a daily report which contains all the client activity within a specified site, generating a regular backup or deleting the files in a certain folder. These types of tasks or almost every other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as once a year based on the particular purpose. Working with cron jobs to automate different areas of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all the Linux cloud web hosting plans, will help you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you have never employed this feature before. As soon as you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to set background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP based on the script you will run, type the path within your account for the actual script file and then select how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etcetera via simple drop-down options, or maybe if you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you may have employed with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to set up 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 more than a minute to do that. Unlike many other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type in 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 will be able to choose how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things which you'll have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.