A cron job is an automated task, which performs a specific action - generally running some script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a standalone folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since you can get lots of things completed automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to investing precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our shared web hosting
, allows you to create cron jobs in a few basic steps even if you have not used this type of feature before. After you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you're able to assign background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python with respect to the script that you'll run, type the path in your account to the specific script file and then choose how often the cron job will be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera via uncomplicated drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more knowledgeable, you can use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have employed with various Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server
accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter within the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with a few clicks. Then, select the time period for your cron via drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.