A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it runs a script in a website hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are mailing an everyday report with the end user activity on a given website, creating a regular backup or deleting the content in a particular folder. These types of tasks or any other script can be run on time intervals selected by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as annually depending on the particular objective. Making use of cron jobs to automate various aspects of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. If you don't have previous experience with such things, you'll find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you could schedule the execution of your cron, selecting one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain weekdays. The thing you will have to type in manually is the precise command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. More experienced customers can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your cloud hosting package allows you to have, you can upgrade this feature in increments of five with just a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to assign as many cron jobs as you need when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. Unlike many other hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you're able to choose how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run and 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 web hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.