A cron job is an automated task, that executes a particular action - usually executing a script inside a hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a different folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites as you'll be able to have a lot of things carried out automatically and have reports about them, instead of spending time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs effortlessly. If you don't have previous experience with such things, you will find an incredibly intuitive interface where you could plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or more time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific weekdays. The thing that you have to fill in manually is the precise task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that will be executed. More skillful users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud web hosting
package lets you have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with just a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server
account from us to host your sites, you'll be able to install cron jobs for all of them with ease. This can be done in three simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to manage the website hosting account, so you will be able to create a new cron even when you do not have any previous experience. In the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you have to copy/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 submit the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will run the cron. More experienced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions along with the aforementioned paths.