A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - generally executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a different folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you're able to have numerous things done automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of spending time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires precisely 3 easy steps when you obtain a shared hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and when you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then determine how frequently the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we offer two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with different hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to install as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to other website hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes an intuitive interface where you're able to select how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.