A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - generally executing a script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a standalone folder inside your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since you are able to have lots of things carried out automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the Linux shared hosting service, allows you to set up cron jobs in a few basic steps even when you have never employed such a option before. After you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you're able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl according to the script that you'll execute, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and then select how often your cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through uncomplicated drop-down menus, or in case you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have employed with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is really easy and you will be able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to enter two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you would like the cron job to run. The last step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we've got a rather time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you will be able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more complex way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.