A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - generally running a script inside a website hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content may be made in a different folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites because it is possible to have many things completed automatically and get reports for them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you exactly three quick steps when you acquire a hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and once you get there, you should type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more complex one that's used with different hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to assign as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to many other web hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you will be able to select how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things which you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.