A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a particular action - typically executing some script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content may be made in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you'll be able to get lots of things done automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to spending precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our cloud website hosting services, allows you to create cron jobs in a few basic steps even if you haven't ever employed this type of feature previously. When you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you are able to set background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP based on the script that you'll execute, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and after that select how often your cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. using straightforward drop-down navigation, or in case you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have employed with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can create as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. Unlike other hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you can choose how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.