A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - generally executing a script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of good 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 site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you'll be able to get many things done automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
Creating a cron job requires precisely three easy steps when you obtain a website hosting
package with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and when you get there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then determine how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and it does not take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to many other web hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to select how often a new cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy the latter from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.