A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - generally executing some script in the web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content may be generated in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites since you'll be able to have several things carried out automatically and get reports for them, rather than spending time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all our website hosting, will help you to create cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you have not employed this function previously. When you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you can assign background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script that you will run, type the path in your account to the actual script file and then select how often your cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. through straightforward drop-down options, or maybe in case you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you might have employed with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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