A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - typically running some script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a different folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because you're able to have numerous things carried out automatically and have reports for them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you can set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common method to set up a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of issues, you can call your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your websites, you're able to install cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This is done in 3 simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to take care of the web hosting account, so you can set up a new cron even if you do not have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etc. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. Advanced 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.