A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a certain action - usually executing a script in the website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content may be made in a standalone folder inside your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you can have several things done automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
Creating a cron job requires precisely three simple steps when you obtain a web hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the web hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and once you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we offer two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to assign as many cron jobs as you need when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over a minute to do that. In contrast to various other hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to choose how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you'll have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run plus 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 web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.