A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - typically executing a script inside a web hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of the content can be made in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites since you can get many things executed automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to spending time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all of our web hosting, allows you to set up cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even when you have never used this feature before. As soon as you log in and navigate 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 with respect to the script you'll execute, type the path in your account for the specific script file and after that choose how often your cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etc. via uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe if 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 typical method which you may have used with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you can set up cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This is done in three uncomplicated steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage the web hosting account, so you'll be able to create a new cron even if you do not have any previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etc. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. Experienced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the aforementioned paths.