A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - generally running some script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content may be made in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because it is possible to get lots of things done automatically and get reports for them, rather than spending time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Creating a cron job requires exactly 3 very simple steps if you get a cloud hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and once you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and specify how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we provide two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with other website hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you'd like to use cron jobs for some 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 hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a brand new cron job is very easy and you can easily add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to enter two things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you want the cron job to execute. The final step is to choose how often the cron will run and we've got a rather user-friendly interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you're able to choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, although more advanced way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.