A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - generally executing a script inside a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content may be generated in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you can have numerous things completed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to spending precious time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs effortlessly. In case you don't have prior knowledge of such matters, you'll find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you could schedule the execution of the cron, picking one or more time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific days of the week. The sole thing you will have to fill yourself is the actual task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that will be executed. More knowledgeable customers may also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter manually the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your shared hosting package lets you have, you're able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with just a couple of clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to create as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. Unlike various website hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you will be able to select how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things which you'll have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed 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 section of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.