Understand what cron jobs are, what they do and ways to make use of them to improve your digital life.
A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - usually executing some script inside a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a different folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you are able to have many things done automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
Creating a cron job requires exactly three very simple steps when you obtain a shared website hosting
package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the web hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and as soon as you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then set how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with various other hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define different time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to install as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account from us and it does not take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to other hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to choose how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things that you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run plus 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 web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.