A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - generally running a script inside a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites since you are able to have numerous things executed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to spending time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs without difficulty. In case you don't have previous experience with these kinds of things, you will find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where you could plan the execution of your cron, picking one or several time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The single thing that you will have to fill in yourself is the precise command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that will be executed. More experienced users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and type in manually the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your cloud hosting plan allows you to have, you can upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with just a few clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you can install cron jobs for all of them with ease. This can be done in three very easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to control the website hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even when you do not have any prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. More advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.