A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - typically running some script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content may be made in a different folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you are able to have lots of things completed automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to spending valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

When you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you are able to create cron jobs with a couple clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is very easy to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual way to set up a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a script has to be run using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to type in the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any difficulties, you can get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to install as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over a minute to do that. Unlike many other web hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you are able to choose how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you'll have to enter 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 (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.