A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - generally running a script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content can be made in a different folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because you can get numerous things executed automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to spending precious time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
The user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs easily. If you do not have prior knowledge of these types of matters, you'll find a really user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The thing that you have to fill in manually is the actual command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More skillful customers can also use the Advanced mode of our tool and enter manually the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your shared hosting
plan enables you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to create as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to various website hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you're able to select how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.