A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - generally executing a script in a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content can be created in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites since it is possible to get a lot of things completed automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all our Linux website hosting, will help you to set up cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you have not employed this type of option before. As soon as you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to set background tasks, you just have to paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script that you'll execute, type the path within your account for the specific script file and select how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etcetera through straightforward drop-down options, or in case you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you may have used with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create 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. In contrast to various other hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you're able to decide how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The two things that you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.