A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - typically executing a script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content may be made in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites since you are able to get numerous things done automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
If you get any of our hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very intuitive, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common way to create a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days a script has to be run using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, if you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can contact your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to assign as many cron jobs as you need when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you will be able to decide how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you will need to enter 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 (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy and paste the latter from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.