A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - usually executing a script inside a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content can be generated in a standalone folder within your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites as you can get a lot of things executed automatically and get reports about them, instead of investing time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs effortlessly. In case you don't have prior experience with these types of things, you'll find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or several time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact days of the week. The only thing you will have to fill in manually is the precise task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More experienced users may also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter manually the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud hosting package enables you to have, you're able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with only a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike many other website hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you can choose how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things which you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.