A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - generally executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content can be created in a different folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you're able to have numerous things completed automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to spending time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all our shared website hosting plans, will allow you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you have never used this type of feature before. After you log in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you're able to create background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl depending on the script you'll execute, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and select how often the cron job will be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etcetera through simple drop-down options, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you may have used with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over a minute to do that. In contrast to various other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you are able to decide how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The only two things that you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.