A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - usually executing a script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a standalone folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because it is possible to get numerous things carried out automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical way to create a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a script has to be run using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any issues, you can get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a brand new cron job is very easy and you will be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find inside the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to run. The very last step is to choose how often the cron will run and we've got a very user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you will be able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, although more advanced way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.