A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a particular action - typically running some script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a separate folder within your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because you are able to have several things completed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all our website hosting, will help you to set up cron jobs in several simple steps even if you haven't ever employed this type of function previously. After you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you can create background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP based on the script you will execute, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and choose how often the cron job will be executed. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etc. using simple drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have employed with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various web hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you are able to select how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things that you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.