A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background on a predefined period and it also executes a script within a hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are sending a day-to-day report which contains all of the end user activity on a specific site, creating a regular backup or deleting the content in a certain folder. These kinds of tasks or any other script can be run on time periods specified by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe annually based on the particular intent. Working with cron jobs to automate diverse aspects of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all our Linux cloud hosting, will help you to create cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even if you have not employed such a feature before. Once you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to create background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script you will run, type the path within your account for the specific script file and then choose how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etcetera through straightforward drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more knowledgeable, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have employed with other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Installing a cron job in our system is easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with several clicks. After that, select the time period for your cron through drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. When you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.