A cron job is an automated task, which performs a specific action - usually running a script inside a hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content may be made in a standalone folder within your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites as you're able to have numerous things completed automatically and have reports for them, in lieu of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the cloud website hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you have never employed this function before. Once you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python based on the script that you will run, type the path within your account to the specific script file and after that choose how often the cron job will be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etc. through uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you may have employed with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a new cron job is very simple and you can add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the script that you want the cron job to run. The last step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we've got an extremely user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you'll be able to choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, although more advanced way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.