What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job commonly perform? How do cron jobs make your web experience much easier?
A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - usually executing some script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content can be made in a standalone folder in your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites since you're able to have numerous things done automatically and get reports about them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires simply three simple steps when you acquire a cloud hosting
plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and once you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, 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 then specify how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that is used with different web hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a new cron job is very easy and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the particular script that you want the cron job to run. The very last step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we've got a really user-friendly interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you'll be able to choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, although more sophisticated way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.