A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - typically executing some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a different folder in your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because you are able to get a lot of things executed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires precisely 3 easy steps when you obtain a website hosting package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and when you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then determine how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we offer two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your websites, you are able to set up cron jobs for all of them without difficulty. This can be done in three uncomplicated steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to control the website hosting account, so you will be able to set up a new cron even if you do not have any previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will find a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, and so on. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will run the cron. More experienced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the aforementioned paths.