A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background over a predefined period and it runs a script in a hosting account. There won't be any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are mailing a regular report which contains all of the user activity on a specified website, creating a routine backup or deleting the files inside a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as once a year according to the particular goal. Making use of cron jobs to speed up various elements of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all of the Linux cloud hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even if you have not employed this type of feature before. After you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you are able to create background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script you will execute, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and then select how often the cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etc. using simple drop-down options, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. In contrast to other website hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you can select how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.