A cron job is an automated task, which performs a specific action - typically running some script in a hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content may be created in a standalone folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since it is possible to get lots of things executed automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

When you get any of our web hosting plans, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical method to make a cron job, you will be able to select the minutes, hours or days some script has to be executed using very simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any issues, you can always call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a new cron job is very simple and you'll be able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the particular script that you need the cron job to execute. The last step is to select how often the cron will run and we have an extremely intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you'll be able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, although more complex way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.