A cron job is an automated task, which executes a certain action - typically executing some script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content can be created in a different folder within your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites as you're able to have several things carried out automatically and get reports about them, rather than investing time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
The simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. In case you don't have previous experience with these types of things, you'll find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where one can plan the execution of the cron, picking one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain weekdays. The one thing that you have to fill manually is the specific task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable customers can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter by hand the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your shared hosting plan lets you have, you'll be able to upgrade this attribute in batches of five with only a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a brand new cron job is quite simple and you will be able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you wish the cron job to run. The last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we have a really user-friendly interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you are able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more advanced way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.