A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - typically executing a script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content can be generated in a different folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you're able to have numerous things executed automatically and have reports for them, instead of spending valuable time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
If you get any of our website hosting
packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the usual method to assign a cron job, you can pick the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can contact your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you use a semi-dedicated server
account with our company to host your websites, you are able to create cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This is done in 3 really easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the web hosting account, so you are able to set up a new cron even when you don't have any prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you have to copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etc. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. Experienced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.