A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - usually running a script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content can be created in a different folder in your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you can get lots of things executed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs easily. If you don't have prior experience with these types of things, you will find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where you could schedule the execution of your cron, choosing one or more time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain weekdays. The sole thing that you have to fill manually is the specific task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that will be executed. More knowledgeable customers can also use the Advanced mode of the instrument and type in manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your cloud web hosting
plan allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with just a couple of clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use a semi-dedicated server
account from our company to host your websites, you will be able to set up cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This is done in three really easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to take care of the web hosting account, so you are able to set up a new cron even when you do not have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will find a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etcetera. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. Advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions along with the previously mentioned paths.