A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - usually executing some script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a separate folder within your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since it is possible to get several things done automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our cloud hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even when you have not used this type of feature previously. As soon as you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to create background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python according to the script that you'll run, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and then choose how often the cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. using straightforward drop-down menus, or if you are more skilled, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have employed with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the latter within the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, choose the time interval for the cron through drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.