A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - usually executing a script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of your content may be created in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you can have numerous things done automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. If you do not have prior experience with these types of things, you'll find a really easy-to-use interface where one can plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or several time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain weekdays. The thing you will have to fill in yourself is the actual command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. Knowledgeable customers can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter by hand the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your shared website hosting package enables you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with only a couple of clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your websites, you're able to set up cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This is done in three simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the web hosting account, so you are able to set up a new cron even if you don't have any prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etcetera. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to choose how often our system will run the cron. More advanced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions as well as the aforementioned paths.