A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - usually executing some script inside a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content may be made in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites as you are able to get many things done automatically and get reports about them, instead of spending valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires precisely three very simple steps if you get a hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and once you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and specify how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, we provide two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that is used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a brand new cron job is really easy and you can add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find inside the Server Information section (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the particular script that you want the cron job to run. The very last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we've got a really user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you're able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, though more sophisticated way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.