A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - typically running a script inside a web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content can be generated in a different folder inside your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you can get numerous things executed automatically and get reports for them, rather than spending precious time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you simply 3 very simple steps when you acquire a website hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the hosting accounts, has an area centered on 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 server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we provide two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that's used with many other hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike many other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you'll be able to decide how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.