A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - usually running a script inside a hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites because you're able to have lots of things done automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. In case you don't have previous knowledge about these kinds of matters, you'll find an incredibly intuitive interface where one can plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain weekdays. The one thing you will have to type in yourself is the specific command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that will be executed. More capable users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and enter by hand the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your cloud hosting package enables you to have, you can upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a few clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to pick the directory path to the script file to be run as well as the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with several clicks. Next, select the time interval for your cron via drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.