A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - generally running some script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content can be generated in a standalone folder within your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because you're able to have several things executed automatically and have reports for them, rather than spending valuable time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs with ease. If you do not have prior knowledge about these types of things, you will find an incredibly user-friendly interface where one can plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or several time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific weekdays. The sole thing that you will have to enter yourself is the actual command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that will be executed. More knowledgeable users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and enter by hand the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your cloud hosting package allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this attribute in batches of five with only a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. Unlike various web hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you will be able to choose how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things that you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the latter from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.