A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - usually executing a script inside a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content may be made in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites because it is possible to get a lot of things completed automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to spending precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

When you get any of our website hosting plans, you are able to create cron jobs with a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common technique to assign a cron job, you will be able to select the minutes, hours or days a given script should be executed using simple drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a brand new cron job is very easy and you'll be able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to enter two things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the particular script that you want the cron job to execute. The very last step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we've got a rather intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you can choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, although more advanced way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.