A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - generally running a script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content may be generated in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you can have lots of things completed automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to spending precious time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with just a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual method to make a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be executed using quick drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of issues, you can call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you will be able to install cron jobs for all of them without difficulty. This can be done in three very simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to control the hosting account, so you will be able to set up a new cron even if you do not have any prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you need to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. More experienced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions as well as the previously mentioned paths.