A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - usually running a script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a different folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites as you're able to get lots of things completed automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply three simple steps when you get a hosting plan from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the website hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and once you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that determine how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we provide two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that is used with various other hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a brand new cron job is very simple and you are able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find in the Server Information section (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the script that you'd like the cron job to execute. The very last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we have a very time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you'll be able to choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more sophisticated way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.