A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - generally running a script inside a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a different folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites since you are able to have several things carried out automatically and have reports for them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
Creating a cron job requires precisely 3 simple steps when you get a shared web hosting
plan with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and when you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with different website hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account with us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a brand new cron job is very simple and you are able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you want the cron job to run. The last step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we've got a rather user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you are able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, although more complex way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.