A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - usually running a script inside a hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content may be made in a standalone folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you're able to have a lot of things done automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to investing time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
When you get any of our shared website hosting packages, you can set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical method to make a cron job, you will be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a script needs to be run using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. After that, choose the time interval for the cron via drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. If you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.