A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a particular action - typically executing a script inside a hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content can be generated in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you'll be able to have numerous things completed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

When you get any of our website hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the usual way to make a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a script needs to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to create as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to other hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you're able to choose how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The only two things that you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.