A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - usually running some script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content may be generated in a standalone folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites as you are able to get many things completed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

When you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual method to assign a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days some script should be run using simple drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, when you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter 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 is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your websites, you can install cron jobs for any of them with ease. This can be done in three really easy steps from the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to control the hosting account, so you'll be able to set up a new cron even when you do not have any previous experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, etc. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. Advanced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the aforementioned paths.