A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - typically running a script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of the content can be made in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since you are able to get a lot of things completed automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to spending precious time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you just 3 very simple steps when you acquire a website hosting plan with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, has an area focused on the crons and when you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we offer two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a brand new cron job is very simple and you're able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the particular script that you'd like the cron job to execute. The last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we've got an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you are able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, although more advanced way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.