A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - typically executing a script inside a hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content can be made in a separate folder in your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you can have lots of things executed automatically and get reports about them, instead of spending precious time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs with ease. If you do not have previous experience with these kinds of matters, you'll find a very user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, picking one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific days of the week. The sole thing that you have to fill manually is the actual task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that will be executed. More experienced customers may also use the Advanced mode of the tool and type in by hand the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your cloud web hosting plan allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with only a few clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with just a few clicks. Then, choose the time interval for the cron via drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.