A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - typically running a script in the website hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content may be generated in a different folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you'll be able to have a lot of things completed automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a cron job requires simply 3 simple steps when you get a cloud website hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the web hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and when you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with other web hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a brand new cron job is very easy and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to enter two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find in the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the script that you need the cron job to execute. The last step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we've got a really user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you're able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more complex way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.