A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - usually running some script in a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content may be generated in a separate folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as it is possible to get many things executed automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to spending time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
If you get any of our shared web hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical technique to set up a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes some script has to be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a brand new cron job is very simple and you will be able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find in the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the script that you wish the cron job to execute. The last step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we have an extremely user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you can choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more complex way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.