A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a particular action - typically executing some script in a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content may be created in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you can have a lot of things done automatically and have reports for them, rather than spending time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
If you get any of our shared hosting
plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual method to assign a cron job, you can select the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can contact your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server
accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to select the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, select the time interval for your cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.