A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - generally running a script inside a hosting account. The task is planned, so that 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 may get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content can be created in a separate folder within your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as it is possible to get several things carried out automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
If you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with just a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common method to make a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a script needs to be run using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you experience any issues, you can always call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can set up as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to many other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes an intuitive interface where you are able to choose how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The only two things that you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.