A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - generally running some script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content can be generated in a different folder inside your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites as you're able to get a lot of things completed automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the hosting plans
, will help you to set up cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even if you haven't ever employed this type of option before. After you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you can set background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python with respect to the script that you will run, type the path within your account for the specific script file and then 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, etc. via simple drop-down options, or maybe 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 typical method which you may have used with other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use a semi-dedicated server
account from us to host your sites, you are able to set up cron jobs for any of them with ease. This can be done in 3 uncomplicated steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to control the hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even if you do not have any prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will find a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etcetera. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. More advanced users, can also employ the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the aforementioned paths.