A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - usually executing some script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content can be created in a different folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because it is possible to have a lot of things done automatically and have reports about them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires simply 3 quick steps if you get a cloud hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the website hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and once you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then determine how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a new cron job is very easy and you are able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to provide 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 would like the cron job to execute. The very last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we have a very time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you can easily pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, although more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.