A cron job is an automated task, which performs a specific action - usually running a script inside a web hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content can be generated in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you are able to have many things completed automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to spending time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
The user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. If you don't have previous knowledge about these kinds of things, you will find a really easy-to-use interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific weekdays. The thing that you have to fill yourself is the actual command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More experienced users can also use the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your shared website hosting plan lets you have, you're able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with just a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to select the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with several clicks. Then, select the time interval for the cron via drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.