A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background over a predefined time period and it runs a script inside a website hosting account. There are no limits regarding what the script can be – PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a regular report which contains all the end user activity within a specified website, generating a routine backup or deleting the files within a specific folder. These types of tasks and / or some other script can be executed on time intervals picked by the end user – every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or once a year depending on the specific objective. Using cron jobs to improve various areas of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. If you do not have prior experience with such matters, you will find a very user-friendly interface where one can plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time possibilities – minutes, hours, days, months, or specific weekdays. The single thing you will have to fill yourself is the specific command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter manually the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you’d like additional crons than your shared hosting package enables you to have, you are able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with just a couple of clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can create as many cron jobs as you’d like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. Unlike various other hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you will be able to decide how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things that you’ll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy and paste the latter from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.

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