A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - typically running some script in a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. 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 signed up on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a standalone folder in your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since you'll be able to get numerous things executed automatically and have reports for them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs easily. If you don't have previous knowledge about these kinds of matters, you will find a really intuitive interface where you can schedule the execution of the cron, picking one or more time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or exact weekdays. The only thing you will have to fill yourself is the specific task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More skillful users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and enter by hand the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your web hosting package enables you to have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with just a couple of mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you'd 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 easy and you're able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to enter two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to execute. The last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we've got a very user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you will be able to choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.