A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - usually executing some script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since you can have numerous things completed automatically and get reports about them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
When you get any of our shared hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very simple to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual technique to create a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any difficulties, you can get in touch with your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a new cron job is really easy and you are able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you'd like the cron job to execute. The very last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we've got an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you are able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more complex way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.