What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job usually perform? How do cron jobs make your online experience a lot easier?
A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - typically running some script in the website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a different folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you can have numerous things carried out automatically and have reports for them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the Linux cloud web hosting
, will help you to set up cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even if you haven't ever employed this type of option before. Once you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to create background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python according to the script you'll execute, type the path within your account for the specific script file and after that select how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etcetera using uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you might have employed with various other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Installing a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server
accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to select 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 can find the latter inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with just a few clicks. Then, select the time interval for the cron using drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. In case you are more experienced, you may also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.