A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - generally executing a script inside a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be made in a different folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you're able to get lots of things completed automatically and have reports about them, instead of spending valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
If you get any of our web hosting plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really simple to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual method to create a cron job, you will be able to pick the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any issues, you can get in touch with your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to select the directory path to the script file to be run as well as the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with a few clicks. After that, select the time period for the cron through drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. In case you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.