A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a certain action - typically running a script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since you're able to have several things executed automatically and have reports for them, rather than spending time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really simple to use, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common technique to create a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a script should be run using very simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any difficulties, you can contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a brand new cron job is quite simple and you will be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the particular script that you need the cron job to run. The very last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we've got a very time and effort saving interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you can select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more complex way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.