A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a certain action - generally running a script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a different folder inside your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as it is possible to get several things completed automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the cloud website hosting plans, will help you to set up cron jobs in a few basic steps even when you have never used this feature before. As soon as you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you can create background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP according to the script you'll execute, type the path in your account to the specific script file and choose how often the cron job will be executed. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etcetera using simple drop-down options, or if you are more knowledgeable, 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 might have used with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter inside the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with just a few clicks. Next, select the time interval for your cron via drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. If you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.