A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a particular action - typically running a script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content can be generated in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you are able to get numerous things carried out automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of spending valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the Linux cloud web hosting packages
, will allow you to set up cron jobs in several easy steps even when you have not employed such a option previously. When you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you are able to set background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python with respect to the script you'll run, type the path in your account for the actual script file and after that choose how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. through uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or if you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have used with various other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account from us, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a new cron job is really easy and you'll be able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find inside the Server Information section (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the script that you would like the cron job to run. The final step is to determine how often the cron will run and we have a really user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you're able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more complex way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.