A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - typically running some script inside a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a standalone folder in your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you're able to have several things executed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you exactly three easy steps when you acquire a hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and as soon as you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the server 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 the time interval, we offer two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to choose 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'll be able to find the latter within the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. Next, choose the time interval for the 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 easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.