What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job generally perform? How will cron jobs make your online experience much easier?
A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - generally running a script in a hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content can be created in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites because you can get lots of things executed automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you just three quick steps when you obtain a cloud web hosting
package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and once you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and set how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that is used with many other web hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account from us and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to many other hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you'll be able to decide how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things which you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.