A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background on a predefined period of time and it also runs a script in a website hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a regular report with all the end user activity on a given site, creating a routine backup or deleting the files inside a specific folder. These tasks and / or some other script can be run on intervals selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once per year depending on the specific intent. Working with cron jobs to automate various aspects of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

If you get any of our shared website hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with just a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really simple to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the typical method to make a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be run using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you are able to create cron jobs for any of them effortlessly. This is done in three simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to take care of the website hosting account, so you will be able to create a new cron even when you don't have any previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you need to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etcetera. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. Advanced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.