What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job usually perform? How will cron jobs make your web experience much easier?
A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - usually executing a script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a separate folder in your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you're able to have several things executed automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
When you get any of our shared website hosting
packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common technique to assign a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a script needs to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can contact your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is really easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all semi-dedicated server
accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. Then, select the time interval for the cron through drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. If you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.