A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - generally running some script inside a hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites since you're able to have a lot of things carried out automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you can create cron jobs with a couple clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common technique to assign a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be executed using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of issues, you can always call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to other website hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you will be able to decide how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.