A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - typically running some script in the website hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a different folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you're able to have a lot of things done automatically and have reports about them, rather than spending time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you exactly 3 simple steps when you get a web hosting package with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and once you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then set how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that's used with other hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your websites, you'll be able to create cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This is done in three simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the website hosting account, so you can create a new cron even when you do not have any previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, and so on. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.