A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - generally running a script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content may be made in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because you are able to get lots of things executed automatically and have reports about them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our cloud web hosting, will help you to set up cron jobs in several simple steps even if you have never used this type of option previously. After you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl according to the script you will run, type the path within your account for 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 standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etcetera via straightforward drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more knowledgeable, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you may have employed with various other 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 from us, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a brand new cron job is very simple and you can easily add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the script that you wish the cron job to execute. The very last step is to choose how often the cron will run and we've got a very user-friendly interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you are able to choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more advanced way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.