What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job typically perform? How do cron jobs make your web experience a lot easier?
A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - usually executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since you're able to get several things executed automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to investing time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all of the Linux cloud hosting packages
, allows you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even if you have not employed this feature before. Once you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you're able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl with respect to the script you'll run, type the path in your account for the specific script file and after that choose how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. through straightforward drop-down options, or maybe if you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you may have employed with various other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can create as many cron jobs as you need when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and it does not take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to various other hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you're able to choose how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.