A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a certain action - generally running some script inside a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content can be generated in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you'll be able to have a lot of things completed automatically and have reports about them, rather than spending time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs without any difficulty. If you don't have previous experience with these kinds of things, you'll find a very user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, choosing one or more time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact days of the week. The single thing that you have to fill in manually is the specific command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable users can also use the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your website hosting plan lets you have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with only a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to select the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with just a few clicks. Then, choose the time period for your cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.