A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a particular action - typically executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, 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 your content can be made in a separate folder within your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you're able to get many things carried out automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs easily. In case you don't have previous knowledge of these kinds of things, you'll find a very easy-to-use interface where one can plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or several time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific weekdays. The single thing you will have to enter yourself is the specific task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable customers may also use the Advanced mode of the tool and type in by hand the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your shared web hosting
plan enables you to have, you can upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with just a couple of clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a new cron job is very easy and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the particular script that you want the cron job to run. The last step is to choose how often the cron will run and we have an extremely intuitive interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you will be able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more advanced way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.