A cron job is an automated task, which executes a certain action - generally running some script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content may be created in a separate folder within your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because you are able to have many things done automatically and have reports for them, rather than spending precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common way to set up a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be run using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any difficulties, you can always get in touch with your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is quite simple and you are able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find inside the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the script that you'd like the cron job to run. The final step is to determine how often the cron will run and we have a rather user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you are able to choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.