A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - generally executing some script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a different folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you can have several things executed automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
Creating a cron job requires precisely 3 easy steps when you get a cloud web hosting
package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and as soon as you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and specify how frequently the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we offer two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with different web hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define different time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a new cron job is easy and you are able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you need the cron job to run. The very last step is to select how often the cron will run and we've got an extremely intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you can easily select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, although more advanced way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.