A cron job is an automated task, which performs a specific action - generally running some script in a hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content can be made in a separate folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since it is possible to get several things completed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the cloud web hosting services, will help you to create cron jobs in a few simple steps even if you haven't ever employed such a function before. When you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you can create background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script you'll run, type the path in your account for the actual script file and then select how often the cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etc. using simple drop-down menus, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you might have employed with various other 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 with us, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a new cron job is very easy and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find in the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the script that you'd like the cron job to execute. The last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we have a very user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you can pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more advanced way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.