A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - usually executing some script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because you can have a lot of things done automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to spending valuable time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

If you get any of our website hosting plans, you will be able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the typical method to make a cron job, you can pick the days, hours or minutes some script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can get in touch with your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can install as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike many other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a time and effort saving interface where you'll be able to select how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.