A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background on a predefined time period and it also runs a script inside a hosting account. There won't be any restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are mailing a regular report with all of the client activity within a specific website, generating a routine backup or erasing the content in a particular folder. These tasks or some other script can be run on time periods picked by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month as well as once a year according to the exact objective. Working with cron jobs to improve various areas of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
The simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with ease. If you do not have prior experience with such things, you'll find a really easy-to-use interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, choosing one or more time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact days of the week. The only thing that you have to enter manually is the specific command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More capable users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter by hand the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your cloud web hosting package allows you to have, you can upgrade this attribute in batches of five with a couple of mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. In contrast to various website hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a time and effort saving interface where you're able to select how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.