A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - typically running some script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content can be made in a separate folder in your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites as it is possible to get a lot of things done automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of spending time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
The simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with ease. In case you don't have prior knowledge about these kinds of matters, you'll find a very intuitive interface where one can plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or exact days of the week. The single thing that you have to fill manually is the actual task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable users can also make use of the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter by hand the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your hosting plan lets you have, you can upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can assign as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. In contrast to other hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you will be able to decide how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy the latter from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.