A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - generally executing some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites since it is possible to get several things carried out automatically and get reports about them, instead of investing time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
When you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very simple to use, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the typical technique to create a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes some script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any difficulties, you can always call your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your websites, you'll be able to create cron jobs for any of them effortlessly. This can be done in 3 simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the web hosting account, so you are able to set up a new cron even if you do not have any prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. Advanced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the previously mentioned paths.