A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - typically running a script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a different folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you can have many things executed automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of investing valuable time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs effortlessly. In case you don't have prior experience with these kinds of things, you'll find a really user-friendly interface where you could plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular weekdays. The sole thing that you have to fill in yourself is the actual task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More capable users may also make use of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in by hand the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your cloud hosting package lets you have, you can upgrade this attribute in batches of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a cron job in our system is easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with several clicks. Next, choose the time period for the cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.