A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - generally running a script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content may be generated in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites since you can get several things completed automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs easily. In case you don't have prior knowledge of such things, you'll find a very easy-to-use interface where one can schedule the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The single thing that you have to type in yourself is the specific task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable users can also use the Advanced mode of the tool and type in by hand the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your hosting plan lets you have, you're able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with a few clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Installing a cron job in our system is easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to pick the directory path to the script file to be run plus the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. After that, choose the time interval for the cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.