A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - generally running a script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content may be created in a different folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you are able to have numerous things done automatically and have reports for them, rather than spending time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you precisely 3 quick steps when you get a cloud web hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and when you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your sites, you'll be able to install cron jobs for any of them with ease. This can be done in three very simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to control the hosting account, so you'll be able to set up a new cron even if you lack prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, and so on. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. More advanced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the previously mentioned paths.