A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background on a predefined time period and it also executes a script in a web hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are mailing a day-to-day report with all the client activity on a specific site, generating a regular backup or deleting the content in a specific folder. These kinds of tasks and / or any other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps once per year depending on the exact intent. Making use of cron jobs to improve numerous aspects of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires just 3 simple steps when you get a cloud web hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the website hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that set how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can set up as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to many other website hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to select how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.