A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - usually executing a script inside a web hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content can be made in a different folder in your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites since you're able to have several things executed automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to spending precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a new cron job is really easy and you're able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to execute. The last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we've got an extremely intuitive interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you're able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, although more advanced way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.