A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - typically executing some script inside a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content may be created in a separate folder in your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you are able to get many things done automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get any of our cloud web hosting packages, you're able to create cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the typical way to assign a cron job, you will be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be run using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to enter 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'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any issues, you can call your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to choose the directory path to the script file to be run and the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with several clicks. After that, choose the time interval for your cron using drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.