A cron job is an automated task, which performs a specific action - typically executing a script in a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of your content may be created in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you can get numerous things executed automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to spending time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all our Linux cloud website hosting services
, allows you to set up cron jobs in a few simple steps even if you have not used this type of feature previously. Once you log in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to set background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP according to the script that you'll execute, type the path inside of your account to the specific script file and then choose how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. using simple drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more knowledgeable, you can take 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 different Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account from us, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a brand new cron job is very easy and you'll be able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you wish the cron job to run. The last step is to choose how often the cron will run and we've got an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you are able to choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more advanced way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.