A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background over a predefined period of time and it also runs a script within a website hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a day-to-day report which contains all the end user activity on a given site, generating a routine backup or erasing the content in a particular folder. These types of tasks as well as some other script can be run on intervals chosen by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once per year according to the particular objective. Using cron jobs to automate different elements of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
The simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with no trouble. If you do not have prior knowledge about these types of matters, you will find a very intuitive interface where you could plan the execution of the cron, picking one or several time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain days of the week. The one thing that you will have to fill yourself is the specific task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter manually the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud website hosting package allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with a couple of clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various web hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel has an intuitive interface where you're able to select how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.