A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background over a pre-set period and it also executes a script inside a web hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are sending an everyday report with all the user activity within a specific site, generating a regular backup or erasing the files in a particular folder. These tasks or some other script can be executed on intervals specified by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe annually based on the exact goal. Working with cron jobs to automate diverse elements of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. In contrast to many other website hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to choose how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.