A cron job is an automated task, which performs a specific action - generally running a script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content can be made in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you're able to have numerous things done automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux cloud hosting
, will allow you to create cron jobs in several simple steps even when you haven't ever used such a option previously. When you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl depending on the script that you will run, type the path in your account for the actual script file and select how often your cron job will be executed. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etcetera via straightforward drop-down options, or in case you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you might have used with various Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to install as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. In contrast to other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you can decide how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things that you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.