A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - usually executing some script inside a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a standalone folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites as you are able to get a lot of things done automatically and have reports for them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of our hosting, will help you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you have not used this option previously. As soon as you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to set background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python according to the script that you will run, type the path in your account for the actual script file and then select how often the cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. through straightforward drop-down options, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you might have employed with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your websites, you can install cron jobs for all of them without difficulty. This can be done in 3 really easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to manage the website hosting account, so you can create a new cron even if you do not have any previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, and so on. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. Experienced users, can also employ the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the aforementioned paths.