A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - generally running a script inside a web hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content may be made in a separate folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites because you'll be able to get many things done automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to spending precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

When you get any of our website hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual method to create a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a given script should be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter within the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with a few clicks. Then, select the time period for the cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. When you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.