A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - usually running some script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content can be made in a different folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since you are able to have several things done automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to spending time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the Linux shared website hosting
, will help you to create cron jobs in several simple steps even when you have never used this option previously. As soon as you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you can assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP based on the script you'll run, type the path within your account to the specific script file and choose how often the cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you can use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. via uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or if you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have employed with different Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use a semi-dedicated server
account with us to host your websites, you can set up cron jobs for any of them without any difficulty. This is done in three really easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to control the website hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even when you don't have any previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, and so on. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the previously mentioned paths.