A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - usually running a script inside a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since it is possible to get numerous things done automatically and get reports for them, instead of spending precious time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs easily. If you do not have previous knowledge about these types of matters, you will find a really user-friendly interface where one can schedule the execution of the cron, selecting one or several time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain weekdays. The only thing you will have to type in yourself is the actual command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that will be executed. Knowledgeable users may also use the Advanced mode of our tool and type in manually the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your shared website hosting package enables you to have, you are able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with just a couple of clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your sites, you'll be able to create cron jobs for any of them without difficulty. This is done in three uncomplicated steps in the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to manage the hosting account, so you can set up a new cron even when you do not have any previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will find a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, and so on. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will run the cron. More experienced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions as well as the previously mentioned paths.