A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - typically executing some script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content can be made in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you can get a lot of things carried out automatically and have reports about them, instead of spending time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our Linux website hosting packages, will help you to set up cron jobs in a few simple steps even if you have never employed this option previously. When you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you can set background tasks, you just have to paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP with respect to the script you will execute, type the path in your account for the specific script file and choose how often your cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. using straightforward drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you might have employed with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a new cron job is quite simple and you will be able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you would like the cron job to run. The last step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we have a rather user-friendly interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you are able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, although more complex way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.