What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job commonly perform? How do cron jobs make your web experience quite a bit easier?
A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - usually executing a script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content can be created in a different folder in your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you're able to get lots of things executed automatically and have reports for them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
When you get any of our cloud website hosting
plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with just a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is very simple to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical technique to set up a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be run using simple drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also 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 can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can call your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use a semi-dedicated server
account with our company to host your websites, you will be able to create cron jobs for all of them with ease. This can be done in three very simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to manage the hosting account, so you're able to set up a new cron even when you lack prior experience. In the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will find a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etcetera. You also need to submit the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.