A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - typically running a script in the website hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content may be generated in a separate folder in your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you're able to get several things completed automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to investing precious time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all our Linux shared website hosting services
, allows you to create cron jobs in a few easy steps even if you have never employed such a option previously. After you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to create background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python depending on the script you'll execute, type the path within your account to the specific script file and then select how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etcetera using straightforward drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have used with other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to create as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you'll be able to choose how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.