A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - typically executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of 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 website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content can be created in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites as you can get numerous things done automatically and get reports for them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the Linux shared hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even when you have not employed this option before. When you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to set background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP according to the script you will run, type the path in your account for the actual script file and after that select how often the cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera via simple drop-down options, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have employed with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike many other website hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a time and effort saving interface where you'll be able to select how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you'll have to submit 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'll be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.