A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - typically running a script in the website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content may be created in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites since you can have many things completed automatically and have reports for them, instead of spending time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The 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 of these types of things, you'll find a really user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, picking one or several time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The thing that you will have to enter manually is the specific command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that will be executed. More skillful users may also use the Advanced mode of our tool and enter manually the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your cloud hosting package lets you have, you can upgrade this attribute in increments of five with just a couple of clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be run along with the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter in the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with a few clicks. Then, choose the time period for your cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.