A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - generally running a script inside a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a different folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you are able to have many things completed automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to spending precious time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires simply three simple steps if you get a website hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that set how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we offer two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you sign 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 only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter in the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. After that, select the time period for the cron via drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.