A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - generally executing some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content may be generated in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites because you're able to have several things executed automatically and have reports about them, rather than spending precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

When you get any of our cloud web hosting packages, you'll be able to create cron jobs with only a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really simple to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common technique to create a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days a given script should be executed using simple 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 experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need 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 are able to find the latter within the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. After that, choose the time interval for the cron through drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. In case you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.