A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - usually running a script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content may be made in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites as you are able to have lots of things completed automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

When you get any of our hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very simple to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual technique to set up a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a brand new cron job is quite simple and you're able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find inside the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the script that you would like the cron job to run. The last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we have a very time and effort saving interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you can easily choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more sophisticated way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.