A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - usually running a script inside a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a standalone folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you're able to have a lot of things executed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs effortlessly. If you don't have prior experience with these types of things, you'll find an incredibly intuitive interface where you could schedule the execution of the cron, choosing one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The thing that you have to fill in manually is the specific task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that will be executed. More skillful users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the instrument and type in manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your shared hosting plan enables you to have, you are able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with only a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a new cron job is really easy and you can easily add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the particular script that you'd like the cron job to run. The last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we have a rather user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you're able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more sophisticated way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.