A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it also runs a script within a web hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are supplying a day-to-day report with the end user activity on a specified website, generating a routine backup or erasing the files in a specific folder. These tasks and / or any other script can be run on time intervals selected by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or once a year based on the specific goal. Working with cron jobs to improve various elements of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all our cloud hosting, will allow you to create cron jobs in several basic steps even if you have never employed this type of function previously. When you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you're able to create background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP according to the script that you will execute, type the path inside of your account for the actual script file and select how often the cron job has to be carried out. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you can use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with various other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to pick the directory path to the script file to be run along with the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. After that, choose the time period for your cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. In case you are more experienced, you can also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.