A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - typically running some script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content may be created in a different folder inside your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because you'll be able to get lots of things carried out automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to spending precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of our website hosting plans, will help you to create cron jobs in a few easy steps even if you have not used this type of function previously. After you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you're able to assign background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP based on the script you will execute, type the path within your account to the specific script file and select how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. via straightforward drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you might have employed with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to various web hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you can select how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The two things that you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.