A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - generally running some script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a different folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since you're able to have many things carried out automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all the Linux shared website hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in a few basic steps even when you have never employed this type of function previously. When you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you can set background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl depending on the script that you will execute, type the path in your account to the actual script file and after that choose how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. via uncomplicated drop-down options, 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 standard method which you might have employed with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a new cron job is easy and you can add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the particular script that you want the cron job to run. The last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we have a really intuitive interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you can choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, albeit more advanced way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.