A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - usually executing some script in the hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you're able to get many things carried out automatically and get reports about them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires just 3 very simple steps when you obtain a hosting
plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the website hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and when you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, 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 set how frequently the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a time and effort saving interface where you will be able to select how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The two things which you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and 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 create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.