What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job commonly perform? How can cron jobs make your web experience a lot easier?
A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - typically executing a script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content can be made in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you'll be able to get many things executed automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
If you get any of our website hosting
packages, you'll be able to create cron jobs with only a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common way to make a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script should be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of issues, you can call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server
account with our company to host your sites, you can create cron jobs for any of them without difficulty. This can be done in three uncomplicated steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage the web hosting account, so you can set up a new cron even when you lack prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will find a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, etc. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. Experienced users, can also employ the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions as well as the aforementioned paths.