A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - generally executing some script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a standalone folder within your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites since you'll be able to get many things done automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to spending valuable time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs with no trouble. If you don't have previous knowledge about such matters, you will find a very easy-to-use interface where you could schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or several time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular days of the week. The one thing you will have to fill in manually is the precise task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that will be executed. More knowledgeable users may also make use of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud hosting plan enables you to have, you're able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with a few clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a brand new cron job is very simple and you're able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to run. The final step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we have a really user-friendly interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you'll be able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, although more advanced way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.