A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a particular action - generally executing a script in a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of your content can be made in a standalone folder inside your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you'll be able to have numerous things executed automatically and have reports for them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of our Linux cloud website hosting
, will help you to create cron jobs in a few easy steps even if you have not used this type of feature before. Once you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you can assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl according to the script you'll run, type the path in your account for the actual script file and after that select how often the cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etc. through uncomplicated drop-down menus, or in case you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have employed with various other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account from us, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a brand new cron job is quite simple and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you would like the cron job to run. The final step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we've got a very user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you will be able to choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more advanced way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.