A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it executes a script within a website hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are supplying a day-to-day report with all the client activity on a specific website, creating a regular backup or deleting the files within a specific folder. These types of tasks and / or some other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as once per year according to the specific purpose. Using cron jobs to improve different aspects of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Creating a cron job requires just 3 easy steps when you acquire a cloud hosting
package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and when you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that's used with different website hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account from us and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to many other web hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you will be able to select how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.