A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a predefined period of time and it executes a script within a website hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report with all the user activity on a specified website, generating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as some other script can be executed on intervals picked by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or annually based on the particular intent. Working with cron jobs to speed up different aspects of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the Linux shared web hosting packages
, will help you to set up cron jobs in a few simple steps even if you have never used this type of feature previously. As soon as you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to assign background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP based on the script that you'll execute, type the path within your account for the specific script file and then choose how often the cron job will be executed. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. via straightforward drop-down options, or maybe if you are more skilled, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you might have used with various Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to set up as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server
account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to other web hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to choose how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you will have to submit 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'll be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.