A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - usually running a script in the website hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you are able to get many things completed automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of spending valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
When you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual method to make a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be run using very simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any issues, you can get in touch with your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you're able to create cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This is done in three very easy steps from the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to control the web hosting account, so you will be able to set up a new cron even when you lack prior experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. Experienced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.