A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - generally running a script inside a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of the content can be made in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you are able to have lots of things carried out automatically and have reports about them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
If you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with a couple clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common technique to create a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script should be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, when you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always call your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a new cron job is easy and you can easily add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to run. The last step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we've got a really time and effort saving interface for that, so 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, though more advanced way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.