A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - generally running some script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you can have many things done automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
When you get any of our cloud web hosting plans, you can create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really easy to use, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common method to set up a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days a script needs to be run using quick drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you experience any issues, you can always call your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a brand new cron job is really simple and you are able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the script that you would like the cron job to execute. The very last step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we have a rather intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you can pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more advanced way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.