A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - usually executing some script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you can get numerous things completed automatically and get reports about them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you just three simple steps when you acquire a web hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and once you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then specify how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that's used with many other hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your sites, you're able to set up cron jobs for all of them with ease. This can be done in three uncomplicated steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the website hosting account, so you can set up a new cron even when you do not have any previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etcetera. You also need to submit the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. Experienced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.