What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job typically perform? How do cron jobs make your online experience a lot easier?
A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - generally running some script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of the content can be made in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you're able to get lots of things carried out automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to spending time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
If you get any of our shared hosting
plans, you can create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is really simple to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual method to assign a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days some script should be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of issues, you can contact your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server
account with us to host your websites, you're able to set up cron jobs for any of them without any difficulty. This can be done in three simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to control the web hosting account, so you can set up a new cron even if you don't have any prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will find a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions as well as the previously mentioned paths.