A cron job is an automated task, that executes a particular action - typically executing a script in a hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of the content may be generated in a separate folder within your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since you are able to get several things completed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to spending time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. If you don't have prior experience with such matters, you'll find a really intuitive interface where one can schedule the execution of your cron, selecting one or more time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The only thing that you have to fill in manually is the precise task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. More skillful users may also use the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in manually the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your web hosting package enables you to have, you can upgrade this attribute in increments of five with just a couple of clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a cron job in our system is very 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 just need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter within the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with several clicks. After that, select the time period for the cron via drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.