A cron job is an automated task, which performs a specific action - generally running a script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content may be created in a standalone folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you are able to have a lot of things done automatically and have reports about them, instead of spending precious 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're able to create cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical method to set up a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes some script has to be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of issues, you can always contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. In contrast to various other website hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you are able to decide how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.