A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - usually executing a script in the hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a different folder in your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you're able to get numerous things completed automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs in no time. If you do not have prior experience with these kinds of things, you will find a really easy-to-use interface where you can schedule the execution of the cron, selecting one or several time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain weekdays. The single thing that you will have to fill in yourself is the actual task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that will be executed. More skillful users can also use the Advanced mode of the instrument and type in manually the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your cloud web hosting package enables you to have, you are able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Installing a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter within the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. Then, choose the time interval for the cron through drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.