A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - typically executing some script in the website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you're able to have many things completed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
If you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you are able to create cron jobs with a couple clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the typical technique to set up a cron job, you can choose the days, hours or minutes some script should be executed using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, when you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can contact your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Installing a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. After that, choose the time interval for the cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. When you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.