A cron job is an automated task, which performs a specific action - typically running some script in the hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content may be created in a different folder within your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you're able to have several things carried out automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
If you get any of our cloud website hosting
plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical way to make a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script has to be run using quick drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any difficulties, you can get in touch with your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use a semi-dedicated server
account with our company to host your websites, you're able to create cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This is done in 3 uncomplicated steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to take care of the website hosting account, so you're able to create a new cron even when you lack prior experience. In the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you have to copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etcetera. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will run the cron. More experienced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the previously mentioned paths.