A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it executes a script inside a hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are mailing a day-to-day report with all the end user activity on a specified website, generating a routine backup or erasing the files within a particular folder. These tasks as well as almost every other script can be run on time periods picked by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or once per year depending on the particular goal. Working with cron jobs to automate numerous aspects of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs without difficulty. In case you don't have prior experience with these kinds of things, you will find a very intuitive interface where one can schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or more time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The one thing that you have to fill yourself is the specific command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More skillful users may also use the Advanced mode of the tool and enter by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your shared web hosting plan lets you have, you'll be able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with only a couple of clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to create as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to many other hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you can decide how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.