A cron job is an automated task, which executes a certain action - typically running some script inside a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content can be created in a different folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you'll be able to have a lot of things completed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs effortlessly. If you don't have previous knowledge about these kinds of things, you'll find a very intuitive interface where one can plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or several time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain days of the week. The thing that you have to fill in manually is the specific task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. More skillful customers can also make use of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter manually the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your web hosting plan allows you to have, you are able to upgrade this attribute in batches of five with only a few mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your websites, you are able to install cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This is done in three very easy steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage the web hosting account, so you'll be able to create a new cron even if you do not have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will find a box where you have to copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. More advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.