A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - usually executing a script inside a web hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a different folder within your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since it is possible to get several things carried out automatically and have reports for them, rather than investing time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all of the cloud plans, will help you to create cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even when you have never employed this type of option before. Once you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you can assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl depending on the script you will execute, type the path in your account to the actual script file and then select how often the cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. through simple drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to set up as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike various web hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you can choose how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things which you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.