A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - generally executing some script in the web hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content may be made in a separate folder in your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because it is possible to have many things completed automatically and have reports for them, instead of spending time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual way to make a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days some script should be executed using very simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your sites, you're able to set up cron jobs for any of them without any difficulty. This is done in 3 really easy steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to take care of the web hosting account, so you can set up a new cron even when you don't have any previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll discover 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 written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, and so on. You also have to provide 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 decide how often our system will run the cron. Advanced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions along with the previously mentioned paths.