A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - generally executing a script in the website hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites since you are able to have numerous things completed automatically and get reports for them, rather than spending precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all of the Linux cloud website hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you have not used such a feature previously. After you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python depending on the script you will execute, type the path in your account to the specific script file and then choose how often the cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. using simple drop-down menus, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with different 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 us, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a brand new cron job is easy and you can easily add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the particular script that you want the cron job to execute. The very last step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we have a rather intuitive interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you're able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, although more advanced way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.