A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - usually executing some script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of your content can be created in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites since you're able to have numerous things executed automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
The simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs in no time. In case you don't have previous experience with these kinds of things, you will find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific weekdays. The one thing you will have to fill yourself is the precise task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable users can also use the Advanced mode of the tool and type in by hand the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your shared hosting plan enables you to have, you're able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with only a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over a minute to do that. In contrast to other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you'll be able to select how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.