A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a certain action - typically running some script inside a website hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content may be made in a different folder inside your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you're able to get numerous things carried out automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you simply 3 very simple steps when you acquire a cloud hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the website hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and as soon as you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and specify how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we offer two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with different hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you will be able to set up cron jobs for any of them effortlessly. This can be done in 3 uncomplicated steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to take care of the web hosting account, so you will be able to set up a new cron even if you lack prior experience. In the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etc. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.