A cron job is an automated task, which executes a certain action - generally executing a script in the website hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content may be made in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites because you are able to get several things carried out automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to investing time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of our cloud plans, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a few basic steps even if you haven't ever used this type of option previously. Once you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to create background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP according to the script you'll run, type the path within your account to the actual script file and select how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etc. via simple drop-down navigation, or in case you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have used with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is easy and you can add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you wish the cron job to execute. The very last step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we have an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you can choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, though more advanced way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.