A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - usually running a script inside a website hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content may be created in a different folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as it is possible to get many things carried out automatically and get reports about them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you simply 3 very simple steps when you acquire a web hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and once you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, we provide two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with various other hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a new cron job is 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 can find in the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to execute. The very last step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we've got a really intuitive interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you can easily pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, although more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.