What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job commonly perform? How will cron jobs make your web experience easier?
A cron job is an automated task, that executes a particular action - generally running some script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content may be created in a different folder within your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since you'll be able to have several things done automatically and get reports about them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with no trouble. If you do not have prior knowledge about such things, you'll find a very easy-to-use interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or exact days of the week. The one thing that you will have to type in yourself is the precise command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that will be executed. More capable users may also use the Advanced mode of the tool and type in manually the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your shared web hosting
plan allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with a couple of mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use a semi-dedicated server
account with our company to host your sites, you will be able to set up cron jobs for any of them without any difficulty. This is done in 3 uncomplicated steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to control the website hosting account, so you will be able to create a new cron even when you do not have any prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you have to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etcetera. You also need to submit the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also employ the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.