A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - typically executing some script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a different folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you are able to get a lot of things executed automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs without any difficulty. In case you don't have previous knowledge of these types of things, you'll find a very easy-to-use interface where you could schedule the execution of the cron, selecting one or several time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain weekdays. The sole thing that you will have to type in yourself is the precise task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that will be executed. More skillful customers can also use the Advanced mode of our tool and enter by hand the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your cloud website hosting package allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with only a couple of clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to various hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you're able to choose how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy the latter from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.