A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - generally executing some script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content can be made in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since you're able to get several things carried out automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all our cloud website hosting, will help you to set up cron jobs in several simple steps even when you have never employed this type of option previously. Once you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python according to the script you will execute, type the path within your account for the actual script file and choose how often the cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etcetera via straightforward drop-down options, or maybe if you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you may have used with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is really easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to select the directory path to the script file to be run along with the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with just a few clicks. Next, select the time interval for the cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.