A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background on a predefined period of time and it also runs a script in a hosting account. There are no limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are supplying a regular report which contains all of the end user activity on a specific site, creating a routine backup or erasing the files in a particular folder. These kinds of tasks and / or any other script can be executed on time intervals specified by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps annually according to the particular purpose. Making use of cron jobs to speed up numerous areas of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
The user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs easily. If you do not have previous experience with these kinds of things, you'll find a really easy-to-use interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, selecting one or more time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain days of the week. The one thing that you have to fill yourself is the specific command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. More experienced users may also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your cloud website hosting package allows you to have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a new cron job is very easy and you are able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to enter two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the script that you want the cron job to execute. The last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we've got a really time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you will be able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more sophisticated way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.