A cron job is an automated task, that executes a particular action - usually executing a script inside a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a different folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because it is possible to get a lot of things completed automatically and get reports about them, rather than spending precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Creating a cron job requires precisely three simple steps when you obtain a website hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the web hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and once you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and specify how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we offer two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with other web hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to select the directory path to the script file to be run plus the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter in the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with a few clicks. Then, select the time interval for the cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.