A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - usually executing some script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content may be generated in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites since you can get a lot of things carried out automatically and have reports for them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a cron job requires precisely 3 quick steps if you get a cloud web hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and as soon as you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with different hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to use cron jobs for any of your sites 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 hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a brand new cron job is very easy and you will be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to execute. The last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we have a rather intuitive interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you will be able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, though more complex way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.