A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - usually executing some script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of your content can be made in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you can get lots of things done automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to spending valuable time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Creating a cron job requires precisely 3 very simple steps when you acquire a shared hosting
plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and when you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then specify how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, we offer two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with many other website hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. In contrast to various web hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a time and effort saving interface where you will be able to decide how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.