What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job generally perform? How do cron jobs make your online experience much easier?
A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - generally executing a script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content may be created in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you're able to have many things executed automatically and have reports for them, in lieu of spending valuable time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
When you get any of our hosting
plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common method to assign a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a script should be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can contact your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Installing a cron job in our system is really easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the semi-dedicated server
accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to select the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the latter within the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. Then, select the time period for the cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.