A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - generally running some script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content can be generated in a separate folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because it is possible to get numerous things completed automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all the website hosting, will allow you to create cron jobs in a few easy steps even if you have not employed such a function previously. Once you log in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python depending on the script you'll run, type the path within your account to the specific script file and choose how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etcetera through simple drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more skilled, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you may have used with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a new cron job is easy and you will be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the particular script that you want the cron job to execute. The final step is to select how often the cron will run and we have an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you can easily pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more complex way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.