A cron job is an automated task, that executes a particular action - generally running some script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content may be made in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites since you'll be able to get a lot of things completed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you just three easy steps if you get a cloud web hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and as soon as you get there, you have to type the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that determine how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that's used with many other hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to create as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. In contrast to many other hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to select how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.