A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background over a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script within a web hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are mailing a daily report which contains all of the user activity within a given site, creating a regular backup or deleting the content in a certain folder. These tasks as well as some other script can be run on intervals specified by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as annually according to the particular purpose. Making use of cron jobs to speed up various aspects of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a brand new cron job is very simple and you are able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to provide 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the particular script that you'd like the cron job to run. The last step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we've got a really time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you are able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more complex way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.