What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job generally perform? How could cron jobs make your web experience a lot easier?
A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - typically running some script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites because it is possible to get lots of things executed automatically and have reports about them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
If you get any of our shared hosting
packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual method to create a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script should be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any difficulties, you can always contact your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a brand new cron job is really simple and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you need the cron job to execute. The last step is to select how often the cron will run and we've got an extremely intuitive interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you are able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more advanced way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.