A cron job is an automated task, that executes a particular action - usually running a script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content may be made in a separate folder in your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites since it is possible to have several things carried out automatically and have reports about them, instead of spending time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our Linux cloud web hosting packages, will help you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you haven't ever used this type of feature before. As soon as you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to set background tasks, you just have to paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl according to the script that you will execute, type the path within your account to the actual script file and then choose how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through straightforward drop-down navigation, or if you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you might have employed with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a new cron job is really easy and you are able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you wish the cron job to execute. The very last step is to select how often the cron will run and we have a very time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you're able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more complex way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.