A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - usually executing a script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content can be made in a different folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because you are able to get lots of things completed automatically and get reports for them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all the Linux cloud hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in several basic steps even when you haven't ever used such a option previously. After you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to set background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script you'll execute, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and then 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, etcetera via simple drop-down options, or maybe in case you are more skilled, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have employed with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to create as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike various hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you can decide how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.