A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - generally executing some script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a different folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you are able to have lots of things carried out automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to spending time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. In case you don't have previous knowledge of these types of things, you will find an incredibly intuitive interface where you could plan the execution of the cron, picking one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific weekdays. The one thing that you have to fill yourself is the precise command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that will be executed. More skillful users may also make use of the Advanced mode of our tool and type in manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your shared hosting package enables you to have, you're able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with only a few clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a brand new cron job is really simple and you'll be able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter two things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find in the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to execute. The last step is to choose how often the cron will run and we've got a rather intuitive interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you're able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.