A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - typically running a script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content may be created in a different folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites since you're able to have several things completed automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of investing valuable time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
When you get any of our website hosting plans, you will be able to set up cron jobs with only a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical technique to create a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a script should be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can call your support team.
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 from us, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a brand new cron job is really easy and you are able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find in the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the script that you need the cron job to run. The final step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we have an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you will be able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more sophisticated way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.