A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a specific action - generally executing some script inside a website hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of the content can be generated in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites as you're able to get numerous things carried out automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

When you get any of our cloud web hosting plans, you are able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual way to create a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a script should be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your sites, you'll be able to install cron jobs for any of them without difficulty. This is done in 3 really easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the website hosting account, so you can set up a new cron even if you don't have any previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etc. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will run the cron. Experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions along with the aforementioned paths.