A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - typically running a script in a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content can be created in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you are able to have a lot of things done automatically and have reports for them, in lieu of spending precious time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you exactly three quick steps when you acquire a website hosting package with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and when you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we provide two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that is used with other web hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're able to create as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over a minute to do that. Unlike many other web hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you can choose how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things that you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.