A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - usually executing a script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content can be created in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you'll be able to have numerous things executed automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs without any difficulty. In case you don't have prior knowledge of such things, you will find a very easy-to-use interface where you could schedule the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific weekdays. The single thing that you will have to type in manually is the specific command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable customers may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in manually the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your cloud hosting plan lets you have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a couple of mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you are able to choose how often a new cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you will have to submit 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 will be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.