A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - generally running some script in the hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content can be created in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you're able to have several things executed automatically and get reports for them, instead of spending valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a cron job requires exactly 3 quick steps if you get a cloud web hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the website hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and when you get there, you should type the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that's used with different website hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your websites, you will be able to install cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This is done in 3 simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to take care of the website hosting account, so you can create a new cron even when you don't have any prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. More advanced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the previously mentioned paths.