A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - usually running some script in a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a standalone folder within your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because you are able to have many things completed automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
If you get any of our shared hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common method to assign a cron job, you will be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a given script should be executed using very simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, when you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any difficulties, you can always contact your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is very simple and you can add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to provide 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information section (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the script that you wish the cron job to execute. The very last step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we have a really time and effort saving interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you are able to choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more complex way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.