A cron job is an automated task, which performs a specific action - usually running a script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content may be made in a different folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites because you can get numerous things executed automatically and have reports for them, instead of spending precious time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs with ease. If you don't have prior knowledge about these kinds of matters, you'll find a really intuitive interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, picking one or more time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific weekdays. The sole thing you will have to fill in yourself is the actual command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that will be executed. More knowledgeable users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your cloud website hosting package enables you to have, you are able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with a couple of mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to many other web hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to select how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy and paste the latter from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.