A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - generally running some script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you can have many things executed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to spending precious time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you precisely 3 simple steps when you obtain a web hosting package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and when you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then determine how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with different website hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to select the directory path to the script file to be run and the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with just a few clicks. Then, choose the time period for the cron using drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.