A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - generally executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content may be created in a separate folder within your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as it is possible to get lots of things completed automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of spending valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of our cloud web hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even when you haven't ever used this type of feature previously. After you log in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python based on the script that you will execute, type the path in your account to the actual script file and choose how often the cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etcetera through simple drop-down menus, or maybe in case you are more skilled, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have used with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to select the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. Next, select the time period for your cron through drop-down navigation 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 won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.