A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - generally running a script inside a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a different folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since you're able to get a lot of things executed automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to investing valuable time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
If you get any of our web hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is really easy to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical technique to create a cron job, you can choose the days, hours or minutes a script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always call your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your websites, you can create cron jobs for all of them with ease. This is done in 3 simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to manage the website hosting account, so you're able to create a new cron even if you don't have any previous experience. In the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you need to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etc. You also need to submit the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute 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 specific positions along with the aforementioned paths.