A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - usually executing a script inside a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of the content may be created in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because it is possible to get several things done automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to investing time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs easily. If you don't have previous knowledge about such things, you'll find a really user-friendly interface where you can schedule the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The single thing that you will have to fill manually is the actual command to be executed, 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. Knowledgeable users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in by hand the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your web hosting package lets you have, you're able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with only a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to various other website hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you're able to choose how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you'll need to enter 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 can copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.