A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - generally running some script inside a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content may be generated in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since it is possible to get several things done automatically and get reports about them, instead of investing time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our Linux cloud web hosting, allows you to set up cron jobs in several simple steps even when you have not used this type of feature before. After you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you're able to set background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script you'll execute, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and then select how often the cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. using uncomplicated drop-down options, or if you are more knowledgeable, you can use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can install as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike many other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you can decide how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.