A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a predefined period and it runs a script in a web hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a regular report which contains all the end user activity on a specified website, creating a routine backup or erasing the content within a particular folder. These kinds of tasks and / or some other script can be executed on time periods selected by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or once per year based on the particular intent. Working with cron jobs to speed up various areas of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a new cron job is easy and you will be able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you need the cron job to execute. The very last step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we have a very time and effort saving interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you can pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, albeit more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.