A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - usually executing a script in a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content can be created in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you are able to have several things carried out automatically and have reports for them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our Linux shared website hosting packages, will allow you to create cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even when you have not used this type of feature before. After you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you can create background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python according to the script you'll execute, type the path within your account for the actual script file and select how often the cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etcetera through uncomplicated drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more knowledgeable, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you might have used with other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. Unlike many other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you'll be able to decide how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things that you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.