A cron job is an automated task, that executes a particular action - usually executing some script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content can be made in a different folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you're able to get lots of things done automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to investing time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a cron job requires precisely 3 simple steps when you obtain a cloud website hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and once you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you'd 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 specify how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your websites, you will be able to set up cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This can be done in three very simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to manage the web hosting account, so you will be able to create a new cron even when you do not have any prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, and so on. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to choose how often our system will run the cron. More advanced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.