A cron job is an automated task, which executes a certain action - typically running some script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content can be made in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since it is possible to get several things carried out automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to spending time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you are able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common way to make a cron job, you can pick the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with several clicks. After that, choose the time interval for the cron through drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. In case you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.