A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - generally executing some script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of the content may be made in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites since it is possible to get a lot of things carried out automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

When you get any of our website hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common method to set up a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can always call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a new cron job is really easy and you can add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you want the cron job to run. The final step is to decide how often the cron will run and we have a really time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you're able to choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, albeit more sophisticated way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.