A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it executes a script inside a web hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are mailing a regular report which contains all the client activity on a given site, creating a routine backup or erasing the content inside a specific folder. These tasks or almost every other script can be executed on time intervals chosen by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe once a year based on the exact intent. Working with cron jobs to improve various areas of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
Creating a cron job requires just three very simple steps when you obtain a cloud website hosting plan from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and once you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and specify how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we offer two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to other hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a time and effort saving interface where you're able to select how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things that you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.