A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - typically running a script in a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content can be created in a standalone folder within your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you'll be able to have numerous things done automatically and get reports for them, instead of spending precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
If you get any of our shared website hosting packages, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common way to set up a cron job, you can select the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any difficulties, you can contact your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can set up 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 one minute to do that. In contrast to many other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you'll be able to select how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.