A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - generally executing a script inside a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content may be generated in a different folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you are able to get many things executed automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
When you get any of our cloud web hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual technique to create a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be run using simple drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any difficulties, you can call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. Unlike other web hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a time and effort saving interface where you'll be able to decide how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you'll have to enter 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 (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.