A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background on a predefined period and it executes a script inside a hosting account. There won't be any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are mailing a daily report with all of the client activity within a specific site, generating a routine backup or erasing the files in a specific folder. These tasks or some other script can be executed on intervals picked by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or once per year based on the exact goal. Using cron jobs to speed up different areas of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you precisely 3 simple steps when you obtain a cloud website hosting
plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and as soon as you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, 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 then specify how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with other hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server
accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. Then, select the time interval for the cron using drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. When you are more experienced, you may also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.