A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - generally running some script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a different folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites as you are able to get several things done automatically and get reports about them, instead of spending precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
When you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a couple clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical method to make a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a script needs to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always call your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to assign as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. Unlike many other website hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you will be able to choose how often a new cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things which you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.