A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - usually running a script in a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content can be generated in a standalone folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because it is possible to have numerous things executed automatically and have reports for them, instead of spending precious time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
When you get any of our web hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical technique to set up a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be executed using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to type in the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a new cron job is very simple and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter two things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find in the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to run. The very last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we have a really intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you can easily choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, though more advanced way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.