A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - generally running some script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites as you'll be able to have a lot of things done automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to spending precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply 3 quick steps if you get a cloud website hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and when you get there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then determine how frequently the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we offer two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a new cron job is very simple and you are able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find inside the Server Information section (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the particular script that you'd like the cron job to execute. The very last step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we have a rather time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you'll be able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, although more sophisticated way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.