A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - typically executing a script inside a website hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a different folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since it is possible to have lots of things completed automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

If you get any of our web hosting packages, you'll be able to create cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very simple to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the usual technique to set up a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script has to be executed using quick drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, in case you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned 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 technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter within the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. After that, select the time interval for your cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.