A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - generally executing some script inside a hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a different folder within your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since you can have numerous things done automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
If you get any of our shared hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the typical way to assign a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be run using very simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any difficulties, you can call your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can assign as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a time and effort saving interface where you are able to decide how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The only two things that you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.