A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a predefined period of time and it also runs a script within a website hosting account. There are no limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a regular report which contains all of the client activity within a specified website, generating a regular backup or erasing the content within a certain folder. These kinds of tasks and / or some other script can be run on intervals specified by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe annually depending on the specific goal. Working with cron jobs to speed up different elements of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you exactly 3 very simple steps when you acquire a shared website hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and as soon as you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and specify how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we offer two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with other website hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the latter in the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. After that, choose the time period for your cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.