A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - typically running a script in the hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly 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 signed up on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a different folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites since you are able to get a lot of things completed automatically and have reports for them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual way to create a cron job, you can select the days, hours or minutes a script needs to be run using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, if you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in 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 can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can always call your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a new cron job is very easy and you are able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the particular script that you need the cron job to execute. The final step is to decide how often the cron will run and we've got a really user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you will be able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more advanced way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.