What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job typically perform? How will cron jobs make your web experience a lot easier?
A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background over a pre-set period of time and it executes a script in a hosting account. There won't be any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are sending a regular report with all of the client activity on a specified website, creating a routine backup or deleting the content in a certain folder. These kinds of tasks or any other script can be run on time periods chosen by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps annually based on the exact intent. Making use of cron jobs to improve different areas of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
When you get any of our shared hosting
packages, you can create cron jobs with a couple of clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is really intuitive, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common technique to make a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script should be run using quick drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, when you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any issues, you can call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a new cron job is really easy and you can easily add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find in the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the script that you wish the cron job to run. The final step is to choose how often the cron will run and we've got a very intuitive interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you can pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, although more complex way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.