A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - generally executing some script in the website hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content may be created in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you'll be able to have a lot of things completed automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to spending time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs easily. In case you don't have prior knowledge about these kinds of matters, you'll find a very user-friendly interface where you could plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular days of the week. The single thing that you have to type in yourself is the specific task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More skillful users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter manually the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your cloud hosting plan enables you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with only a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you'll be able to create cron jobs for all of them with ease. This can be done in three uncomplicated steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to take care of the website hosting account, so you're able to set up a new cron even if you lack prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, and so on. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. Experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions along with the aforementioned paths.