A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - generally executing some script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content can be created in a different folder inside your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you can have lots of things done automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to spending time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
The simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with no trouble. If you do not have prior experience with these kinds of things, you'll find an incredibly intuitive interface where you could schedule the execution of your cron, selecting one or more time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular weekdays. The sole thing that you have to fill in manually is the actual task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that will be executed. More skillful users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the instrument and type in by hand the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your shared hosting plan lets you have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can set up as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to many other web hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you can decide how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.