A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - typically running a script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content can be made in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you're able to have many things executed automatically and have reports about them, rather than spending time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

When you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual way to make a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a given script should be executed using simple drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any issues, you can always call your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your websites, you are able to install cron jobs for all of them without difficulty. This is done in three very easy steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage the website hosting account, so you can create a new cron even when you don't have any previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etc. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. Advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.