A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - typically running a script in the web hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a standalone folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as it is possible to have many things done automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
If you get any of our website hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple of clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common method to make a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days some script should be executed using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can contact your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a new cron job is very easy and you are able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter two things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find inside the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the particular script that you need the cron job to run. The final step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we've got an extremely intuitive interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you're able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.