A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - generally executing some script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a standalone folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you can have numerous things executed automatically and have reports for them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all of our Linux cloud hosting, will allow you to create cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you have never used this type of feature before. As soon as you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to create background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python depending on the script that you'll execute, type the path in your account to the specific script file and after that select how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etcetera through uncomplicated drop-down menus, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you can use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you might have employed with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like 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. Setting up a brand new cron job is very easy and you can add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to execute. The last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we have a rather time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you will be able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. 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 alternative as well.