A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - generally executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content may be made in a separate folder within your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you are able to have a lot of things executed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing valuable time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the Linux cloud website hosting packages, will allow you to create cron jobs in a few easy steps even if you have never used such a function previously. When you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just have to paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python depending on the script you will run, type the path within your account to the specific script file and after that select how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through uncomplicated drop-down options, or in case you are more skilled, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have used with different Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to many other hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you're able to decide how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy the latter from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.