A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a particular action - generally executing some script in the hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of the content may be made in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you can get lots of things executed automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to spending precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all the Linux cloud hosting, will help you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you have never used this feature before. As soon as you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to set background tasks, you just have to paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python depending on the script that you will execute, type the path inside of your account for the actual script file and then select how often your cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. using straightforward drop-down menus, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have employed with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is really easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be run and the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. Then, select the time period for your cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.