A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - typically running a script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content may be created in a standalone folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites because you are able to have many things done automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to spending precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires just 3 quick steps if you get a web hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the web hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and when you go there, you should type 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), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we offer two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that is used with other hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a new cron job is very simple and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to execute. The final step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we have an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you're able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more complex way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.