A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a particular action - generally executing some script in a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content can be made in a different folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because it is possible to get a lot of things done automatically and have reports about them, rather than spending time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our website hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even if you haven't ever used this type of function before. As soon as you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you are 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 will execute, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and then choose how often the cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etc. using straightforward drop-down menus, or if you are more knowledgeable, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you might have used with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. Unlike many other hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel has an intuitive interface where you are able to choose how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.