A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - generally executing a script inside a hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content can be generated in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you can get a lot of things completed automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to investing valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our Linux shared web hosting services, allows you to create cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even when you haven't ever used such a feature before. After you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you can assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl with respect to the script that you will execute, type the path within your account for the actual script file and after that select how often your cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. via simple drop-down navigation, or if you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to many other hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you're able to select how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The 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 (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.