A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - generally running a script in a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites since you can get numerous things completed automatically and have reports for them, in lieu of spending time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a couple of clicks in 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 specific places, which is the common method to create a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is really easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to select the directory path to the script file to be run along with the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with just a few clicks. Next, choose the time period for the cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. When you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.