A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - generally executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of the content can be generated in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because you'll be able to have several things carried out automatically and get reports for them, instead of spending precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all our cloud web hosting, will allow you to create cron jobs in several basic steps even if you have never employed this function previously. When you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP with respect to the script that you'll run, type the path inside of your account for the actual script file and after that choose how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etc. using uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe if 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 used with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. Unlike various website hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to choose how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things that you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information part of your website hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.