A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - generally running a script inside a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of the content can be generated in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites since you'll be able to get lots of things carried out automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires precisely three very simple steps if you get a website hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and when you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that determine how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that is used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you'll be able to set up cron jobs for any of them effortlessly. This is done in three very easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to control the website hosting account, so you are able to set up a new cron even when you lack prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you need to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will run the cron. More advanced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions as well as the previously mentioned paths.