A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - generally executing some script in the website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites because you are able to get several things done automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to spending precious time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
If you get any of our web hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common way to make a cron job, you can choose the minutes, hours or days a script should be run using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also 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 can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you experience any difficulties, you can contact your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over a minute to do that. In contrast to various website hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you can choose how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.