A cron job is an automated task, which executes a certain action - typically running a script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a different folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you'll be able to have several things completed automatically and have reports for them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs with no trouble. If you do not have previous knowledge of these kinds of matters, you will find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where one can schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or several time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular weekdays. The only thing that you have to fill yourself is the actual command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that will be executed. More capable users can also make use of the Advanced mode of our tool and type in manually the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your website hosting package lets you have, you can upgrade this attribute in increments of five with just a few clicks.
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 semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with a few clicks. Next, select the time interval for your cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. If you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.