A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - usually running some script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content can be made in a different folder within your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you can get a lot of things executed automatically and have reports about them, rather than investing time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the cloud plans, will allow you to set up cron jobs in several easy steps even when you have not used this option before. Once you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you can assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl with respect to the script you'll execute, type the path within your account for the specific script file and then select how often the cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through straightforward drop-down options, or maybe if you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you might have employed with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike various other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you're able to select how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.