A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - usually executing some script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a different folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you're able to have a lot of things carried out automatically and get reports for them, rather than spending time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs effortlessly. If you do not have prior knowledge of such things, you'll find a very intuitive interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, choosing one or more time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific days of the week. The thing that you have to fill yourself is the precise command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that will be executed. Knowledgeable customers can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your cloud web hosting package lets you have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with just a couple of mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter within the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, choose the time period for your cron through drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. In case you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.