A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a pre-set period and it also executes a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a day-to-day report with all the user activity within a given site, generating a regular backup or deleting the files inside a certain folder. These tasks and / or some other script can be run on intervals picked by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe once a year based on the specific purpose. Making use of cron jobs to improve numerous areas of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all of our Linux cloud hosting packages, allows you to create cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even when you have never employed such a feature previously. When you log in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you can assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl according to the script you will execute, type the path within your account to the actual script file and after that choose how often the cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etc. via straightforward drop-down navigation, or in case you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you may have employed with various Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you'll be able to select how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.