A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - typically running some script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content may be created in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you are able to get many things completed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to spending precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires precisely three quick steps when you obtain a website hosting package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and once you get there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that's used with other hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a new cron job is very easy and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you'd like the cron job to run. The last step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we've got a rather intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you are 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 solution as well.