A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - usually executing some script in the website hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content can be made in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since it is possible to have a lot of things completed automatically and get reports for them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

When you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common technique to create a cron job, you can pick the days, hours or minutes a script should be executed using quick drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll 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 aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any issues, you can always contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your sites, you are able to create cron jobs for all of them with ease. This is done in three uncomplicated steps from the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to control the hosting account, so you are able to set up a new cron even if you do not have any prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you need to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, and so on. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. Experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.