A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - usually running a script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of the content can be made in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites since you're able to have a lot of things executed automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our cloud website hosting service, will help you to set up cron jobs in several easy steps even when you have not used this option before. As soon as you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl with respect to the script you will execute, type the path inside of your account to the specific script file and choose how often your cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etcetera via uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or in case you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you might have employed with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a new cron job is quite simple 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'll find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the particular script that you'd like the cron job to run. The last step is to select how often the cron will run and we've got an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you are able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, albeit more complex way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.