A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - usually executing some script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you're able to have lots of things done automatically and have reports about them, instead of investing time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

If you get any of our hosting packages, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual technique to set up a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be executed using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script which 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'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any difficulties, you can get in touch with your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a new cron job is really easy and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to provide 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to run. The final step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we've got a rather time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you're able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more complex way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.