A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - typically running some script in a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content may be made in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you can get a lot of things done automatically and have reports about them, instead of spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
The user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs effortlessly. If you do not have prior knowledge of these types of things, you will find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you could plan the execution of the cron, choosing one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The one thing you will have to fill in manually is the precise task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that will be executed. More capable customers can also use the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in manually the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your cloud website hosting package enables you to have, you're able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with just a couple of clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a brand new cron job is very easy and you will be able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you would like the cron job to execute. The last step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we have a very intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you are able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, albeit more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.