A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - usually running a script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content may be made in a different folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you'll be able to have lots of things completed automatically and have reports about them, instead of investing time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
If you get any of our web hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really simple to use, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the typical method to set up a cron job, you can choose the days, hours or minutes a script needs to be executed using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you can decide how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you will have to type in 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 can copy and paste the latter from the Server Information part of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.