A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background on a predefined time period and it also runs a script inside a website hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are sending a daily report with all the user activity on a specific site, creating a regular backup or deleting the files in a particular folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or annually depending on the specific purpose. Making use of cron jobs to improve numerous aspects of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting plans, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual method to make a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a script needs to be executed using simple drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of issues, you can always call your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a brand new cron job is very simple and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter two things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you would like the cron job to run. The very last step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we have a very user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you are able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more complex way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.