A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - generally running some script inside a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content can be created in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites since you're able to have numerous things done automatically and get reports about them, instead of investing time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
The simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs with ease. If you do not have prior experience with these kinds of matters, you will find a really easy-to-use interface where one can plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or more time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific days of the week. The sole thing you will have to type in manually is the precise task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable users can also make use of the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter manually the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your shared hosting
plan lets you have, you can upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with only a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a new cron job is really simple and you will be able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you want the cron job to run. The very last step is to select how often the cron will run and we've got an extremely intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you are able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more complex way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.