What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job usually perform? How could cron jobs make your web experience easier?
A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - generally running a script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content may be generated in a different folder in your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as it is possible to get a lot of things executed automatically and get reports about them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires precisely three easy steps when you acquire a website hosting
plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and when you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that determine how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we offer two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define separate time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a new cron job is really easy and you will be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find in the Server Information section (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the particular script that you need the cron job to run. The very last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we've got an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you're able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, albeit more advanced way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.