A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background on a predefined period of time and it also executes a script inside a hosting account. There are no restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a regular report with the user activity within a given site, creating a routine backup or deleting the content inside a particular folder. These types of tasks as well as some other script can be run on time intervals picked by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or once per year according to the specific purpose. Making use of cron jobs to speed up different aspects of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Installing a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to select the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with just a few clicks. Next, choose the time period for the cron through drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. If you are more experienced, you can also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.