A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a particular action - generally running a script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, so 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. For instance, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content can be generated in a different folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as it is possible to have several things executed automatically and have reports for them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all of our Linux cloud packages, will help you to set up cron jobs in a few simple steps even when you have never employed this type of feature previously. When you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to set background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script you'll run, type the path inside of your account to the specific script file and after that select how often your cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through simple drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have employed with various Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to create as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to various hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel has a time and effort saving interface where you will be able to decide how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the latter from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.