A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - generally running a script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a different folder inside your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites as you'll be able to have several things carried out automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs easily. In case you don't have previous knowledge about these types of things, you will find a really intuitive interface where you could plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific days of the week. The thing you will have to fill in yourself is the actual task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More skillful customers can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in by hand the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud web hosting package allows you to have, you can upgrade this attribute in increments of five with just a couple of clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to various hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you can decide how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.