A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - generally executing some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - 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 daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of your content may be created in a different folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because you'll be able to get numerous things completed automatically and get reports for them, rather than spending precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all of the Linux shared website hosting, allows you to set up cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even if you have never employed such a function before. Once you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to set background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl according to the script you will run, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and select how often the cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etc. through straightforward drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have employed with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a brand new cron job is quite simple and you are able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the script that you want the cron job to run. The last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we've got a really intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you're able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, though more advanced way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.