A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - typically executing a script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many 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 registered on your website, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content may be made in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since you can have numerous things executed automatically and have reports about them, instead of spending precious time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you just three simple steps if you get a hosting package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the web hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and as soon as you go there, you should type the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we provide two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that's used with other hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a brand new cron job is quite simple and you can easily add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter two things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to run. The last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we have a really time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you'll be able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.