A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - usually executing some script in the website hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content can be made in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites since you can get a lot of things executed automatically and have reports for them, rather than spending precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux cloud hosting, will allow you to create cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you haven't ever used such a function before. When you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to set background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP depending on the script that you'll execute, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and then select how often your cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. through straightforward drop-down menus, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you may have employed with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to choose the directory path to the script file to be run as well as the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with a few clicks. After that, select the time period for the cron through drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. In case you are more experienced, you may also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.