A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - typically running some script inside a website hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a standalone folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you're able to have many things executed automatically and have reports for them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all of the Linux cloud website hosting packages, will allow you to set up cron jobs in several easy steps even if you have not employed such a feature previously. After you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you can create background tasks, you just have to paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP according to the script you will run, type the path within your account to the actual script file and then select how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. via simple drop-down options, or in case you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with various Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your websites, you will be able to create cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This can be done in 3 uncomplicated steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the hosting account, so you're able to create a new cron even when you don't have any previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also need to submit the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions along with the previously mentioned paths.