A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - typically running some script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content can be created in a different folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because you are able to have many things done automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you just 3 simple steps when you get a shared hosting
package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and when you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we offer two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with many other web hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use a semi-dedicated server
account from us to host your websites, you can set up cron jobs for any of them effortlessly. This can be done in 3 very simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to manage the website hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even if you don't have any prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, and so on. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also employ the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions as well as the aforementioned paths.