A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background over a predefined period and it runs a script inside a website hosting account. There won't be any restrictions 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 which contains all of the client activity on a given website, creating a regular backup or deleting the files in a particular folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be run on time intervals picked by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month as well as annually depending on the exact intent. Working with cron jobs to improve various elements of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Creating a cron job requires precisely 3 simple steps when you get a cloud hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the website hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and as soon as you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to install as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to other hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to decide how often a new cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things which you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.