A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - typically running a script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content may be made in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as it is possible to have several things completed automatically and have reports for them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual way to assign a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes some script has to be run using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, if you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to select the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, select the time interval for your cron using drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more experienced, you can also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.