A cron job is an automated task, that executes a particular action - typically executing a script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since it is possible to get many things carried out automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to spending precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply 3 quick steps when you acquire a web hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and once you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that set how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we offer two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with different hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to pick the directory path to the script file to be run as well as the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with several clicks. After that, choose the time interval for your cron using drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. If you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.