A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a pre-set period and it runs a script in a hosting account. There won't be any limits in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are sending an everyday report which contains all of the client activity within a specified site, creating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a certain folder. These tasks and / or some other script can be run on intervals selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as once per year based on the particular purpose. Using cron jobs to improve numerous elements of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all our Linux hosting packages, will help you to set up cron jobs in a few basic steps even if you have never used such a feature previously. As soon as you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to set background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python depending on the script that you will run, type the path in your account to the specific script file and then choose how often the cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. using simple drop-down options, or if you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you may have employed with different Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over a minute to do that. Unlike various other web hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you will be able to decide how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you will have to type in 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 (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy and paste the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.