A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it also executes a script inside a web hosting account. There won't be any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are sending a daily report with all the end user activity on a given website, creating a regular backup or deleting the content within a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be run on time periods picked by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe annually according to the specific goal. Making use of cron jobs to improve various areas of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux website hosting
, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a few basic steps even if you have not employed such a feature previously. As soon as you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to assign background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script you'll execute, type the path within your account for the actual script file and after that select how often the cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etcetera via uncomplicated drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more knowledgeable, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you might have employed with other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Installing a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server
accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter in the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. After that, select the time period for the cron through drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.