A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - typically running a script inside a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of the content may be made in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you'll be able to have several things executed automatically and have reports about them, instead of spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you just 3 simple steps when you obtain a website hosting package with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and when you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then set how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that is used with many other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with several clicks. After that, choose the time interval for your cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.