What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job commonly perform? How will cron jobs make your online experience much easier?
A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - generally executing a script in the website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of the content can be made in a different folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you'll be able to have a lot of things completed automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs without any difficulty. If you do not have previous experience with these kinds of matters, you'll find a really user-friendly interface where one can plan the execution of your cron, picking one or several time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific days of the week. The only thing that you will have to fill in yourself is the actual command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More capable users may also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in by hand the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your shared hosting
plan enables you to have, you are able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account from us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is really easy and you can add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you would like the cron job to run. The last step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we have a rather time and effort saving interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you will be able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.