A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - typically running a script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content can be made in a separate folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you'll be able to have numerous things done automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job requires precisely three very simple steps when you obtain a cloud hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and once you go there, you should type the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then determine how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with various other hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your sites, you will be able to install cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This can be done in 3 very simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the hosting account, so you'll be able to set up a new cron even if you lack previous experience. In the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you need to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, and so on. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. Advanced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.