A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - usually executing some script inside a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you're able to get many things completed automatically and have reports for them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the Linux cloud hosting, will allow you to create cron jobs in a few simple steps even if you have not employed this type of feature before. When you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you can set background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script that you will run, type the path within your account for the actual script file and then choose how often your cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the basic mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. through uncomplicated drop-down options, or maybe if 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 usual method that you may have employed with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter within the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. Next, choose the time interval for the cron through drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.