A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a specific action - generally running a script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, so 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 instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content may be created in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because you can get numerous things done automatically and get reports about them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the web hosting, allows you to set up cron jobs in a few basic steps even if you haven't ever used this type of feature previously. When you log in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you can set background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python according to the script that you will execute, type the path in your account to the actual script file and after that select how often your 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 navigation, or if you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you might have used with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your websites, you will be able to install cron jobs for any of them with ease. This is done in 3 very easy steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage the hosting account, so you can create a new cron even if you don't have any previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you need to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.