A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - typically executing a script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since it is possible to have several things completed automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you precisely three simple steps when you obtain a cloud hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and once you get there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we offer two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that's used with many other website hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a new cron job is really simple and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the script that you want the cron job to execute. The final step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we have a very intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you can select the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more sophisticated way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.