A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - generally running a script in the web hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content can be created in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you can have several things completed automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you'll be able to create cron jobs for all of them with ease. This is done in three simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the web hosting account, so you're able to set up a new cron even if you do not have any previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etc. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. Experienced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.