A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - usually executing some script in a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a different folder within your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because you are able to get several things completed automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to spending time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires exactly 3 very simple steps when you get a cloud web hosting
package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the web hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server
account with us to host your websites, you can create cron jobs for any of them with ease. This is done in three uncomplicated steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to manage the hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even if you lack prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you need to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. More experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the previously mentioned paths.