A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - usually executing a script in a hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content can be made in a standalone folder within your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since you are able to get several things executed automatically and have reports about them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with just a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual method to make a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a given script should be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and 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 are able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can always contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you're able to set up cron jobs for all of them without difficulty. This is done in three very simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the web hosting account, so you're able to set up a new cron even when you don't have any previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you have to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also need to submit the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. More advanced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the previously mentioned paths.