A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - usually executing some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of the content may be made in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you'll be able to get lots of things carried out automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of investing valuable time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs with ease. In case you don't have prior knowledge of such things, you'll find a really easy-to-use interface where you could plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or more time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular weekdays. The one thing you will have to enter yourself is the precise command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More skillful customers may also make use of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your shared website hosting package allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this attribute in batches of five with a few clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can create as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to many other website hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you will be able to choose how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The two things that you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information part of your website hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.