A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - generally executing a script inside a hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content may be made in a different folder within your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites because you are able to have several things completed automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of spending precious time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
When you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really simple to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common way to make a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days some script has to be run using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, when you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, 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 within your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can call your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your websites, you'll be able to install cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This can be done in three uncomplicated steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to control the hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even when you do not have any prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will find 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 - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will run the cron. Advanced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.