A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - generally running some script in the website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of the content can be made in a different folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you can have a lot of things executed automatically and get reports for them, rather than spending time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply three quick steps if you get a cloud hosting package with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and as soon as you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that set how frequently the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we offer two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more complex one that's used with different hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can create as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various other website hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with a time and effort saving interface where you can select how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The two things that you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.