A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - typically running some script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a different folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since you'll be able to have a lot of things done automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
When you get any of our shared hosting packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical technique to create a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a script should be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of issues, you can call your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your websites, you can create cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This is done in three simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to control the hosting account, so you're able to set up a new cron even if you don't have any prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, and so on. 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 run the cron. Experienced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the previously mentioned paths.