A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - typically executing a script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a different folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you can get numerous things carried out automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs with no trouble. In case you don't have prior knowledge of these kinds of matters, you will find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where you could plan the execution of the cron, picking one or several time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The single thing that you have to fill in manually is the actual task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that will be executed. More experienced customers may also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in manually the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud hosting plan lets you have, you can upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with just a few mouse clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over a minute to do that. Unlike various other web hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you're able to decide how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things which you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.