A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - usually running some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content can be made in a standalone folder in your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you are able to have numerous things carried out automatically and get reports about them, rather than spending valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the cloud hosting plans, allows you to create cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even if you have not used this type of function previously. Once you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to create background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python with respect to the script that you'll execute, type the path inside of your account for the actual script file and select how often the cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etcetera using simple drop-down navigation, or in case you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you may have employed with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to other web hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you are able to choose how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things which you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.