A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - typically running some script in the web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as it is possible to get numerous things done automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the Linux cloud website hosting, will help you to set up cron jobs in several easy steps even if you have never used such a option previously. Once you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you can assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl according to the script that you'll execute, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and choose how often the cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. through simple drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you might have employed with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your websites, you'll be able to install cron jobs for any of them without difficulty. This can be done in 3 uncomplicated steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to take care of the hosting account, so you can create a new cron even when you lack prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will run the cron. More experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions as well as the previously mentioned paths.