A cron job is an automated task, which executes a certain action - typically executing a script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites because you're able to get many things completed automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get any of our cloud web hosting packages, you will be able to set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common way to set up a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be executed using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any issues, you can call your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to many other hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to select how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the latter from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.