A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - generally executing some script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a separate folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you're able to get lots of things completed automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires precisely 3 quick steps when you get a website hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the web hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and once you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then determine how frequently the cron job should run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that is used with various other hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a brand new cron job is very simple and you're able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find in the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the script that you need the cron job to execute. The final step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we have a very time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you can pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more sophisticated way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.