A cron job is an automated task, which executes a certain action - usually executing a script inside a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content can be created in a different folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you are able to have a lot of things completed automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to spending precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get any of our cloud web hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical method to create a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, 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 in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any issues, you can always contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a new cron job is easy and you can easily add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the script that you would like the cron job to execute. The very last step is to choose how often the cron will run and we've got a very time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you will be able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, although more advanced way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.