A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script inside a hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are supplying a regular report with all the user activity within a given website, generating a regular backup or deleting the content within a certain folder. These types of tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe once a year according to the particular purpose. Working with cron jobs to speed up different elements of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all the Linux shared web hosting
, will allow you to set up cron jobs in several simple steps even when you haven't ever employed this feature before. After you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you can assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script that you will run, type the path in your account for the actual script file and choose how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. via straightforward drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you may have used with various other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server
account from us and it does not take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you're able to choose how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things that you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.