What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job commonly perform? How could cron jobs make your web experience much easier?
A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - typically running some script inside a hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of the content can be generated in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because you can get many things completed automatically and get reports about them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
If you get any of our shared website hosting
packages, you are able to create cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very intuitive, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common method to make a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script has to be run using quick drop-down menus. This 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 either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any difficulties, you can always contact your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server
accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to choose the directory path to the script file to be run as well as the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter within the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with just a few clicks. After that, select the time interval for the cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more experienced, you may also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.