A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a particular action - typically executing a script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since you're able to get numerous things done automatically and have reports for them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the Linux cloud hosting, will help you to set up cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even if you haven't ever employed such a option previously. When you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP based on the script you will execute, type the path in your account for the specific script file and after that choose how often the cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. via uncomplicated drop-down menus, or in case you are more knowledgeable, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you might have used with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. Next, choose the time interval for your cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.