A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script within a web hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are mailing a daily report with all of the client activity within a specified website, generating a routine backup or erasing the content inside a certain folder. These kinds of tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or annually based on the particular purpose. Using cron jobs to automate diverse elements of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you simply three very simple steps if you get a shared web hosting package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that set how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we offer two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over a minute to do that. Unlike many other hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you will be able to decide how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things that you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.