A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - typically executing a script inside a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you are able to get many things completed automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
If you get any of our shared hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual way to assign a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes some script has to be run using simple drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs area 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 both cases, you'll need to type in 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 included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any issues, you can always call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over a minute to do that. Unlike various website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you will be able to decide how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy the latter from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.