A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background on a predefined time period and it runs a script within a web hosting account. There are no limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are mailing a day-to-day report with the user activity on a given site, creating a regular backup or erasing the files inside a certain folder. These types of tasks and / or some other script can be executed on intervals specified by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or perhaps annually based on the specific intent. Working with cron jobs to improve various elements of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs with ease. In case you don't have previous knowledge about these kinds of things, you'll find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you could plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or more time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific weekdays. The single thing that you will have to fill in manually is the specific task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that will be executed. More capable customers can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and type in manually the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your shared hosting plan enables you to have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with only a couple of clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can set up as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike other hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes an intuitive interface where you are able to choose how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things that you'll have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to 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 the latter from the Server Information part 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.