A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a certain action - usually executing some script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. 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 once a week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you'll be able to get numerous things executed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
When you get any of our hosting
plans, you'll be able to create cron jobs with only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical way to make a cron job, you will be able to select the minutes, hours or days a given script should be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any issues, you can always contact your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a new cron job is very easy and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the script that you need the cron job to execute. The last step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we have a very intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you'll be able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, although more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.