A cron job is an automated task, that executes a particular action - usually running a script inside a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content can be generated in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites since you'll be able to have a lot of things carried out automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to spending precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a new cron job is very simple and you'll be able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information section (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the particular script that you want the cron job to execute. The last step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we've got a really time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you're able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more complex way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.