A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - generally executing a script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you're able to get lots of things executed automatically and get reports for them, rather than spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you just three very simple steps when you get a cloud website hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and as soon as you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and specify how frequently the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with other hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to select the directory path to the script file to be run and the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the latter in the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. Then, select the time interval for the cron via drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.