A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - typically running some script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites as you're able to get lots of things done automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of investing valuable time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
The user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. If you don't have prior knowledge about such matters, you will find a really easy-to-use interface where one can schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The sole thing that you have to fill manually is the precise command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that will be executed. Knowledgeable customers may also use the Advanced mode of the tool and type in by hand the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your shared hosting plan enables you to have, you're able to upgrade this attribute in batches of five with just a few clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your sites, you will be able to install cron jobs for any of them with ease. This can be done in three simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage the web hosting account, so you'll be able to create a new cron even when you lack prior experience. In the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, and so on. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. Experienced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions as well as the previously mentioned paths.