A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a certain action - generally executing a script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a standalone folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because you can get several things executed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you can create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very intuitive, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual method to create a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can contact your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a new cron job is easy and you can easily add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to enter two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you'd like the cron job to execute. The very last step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we've got an extremely intuitive interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you'll be able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more advanced way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.