A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - typically running a script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content can be created in a different folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since it is possible to get several things carried out automatically and get reports for them, rather than spending time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

If you get any of our website hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with only a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual method to create a cron job, you can choose the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of issues, you can get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is very simple and you will be able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to execute. The very last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we have an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you're able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, although more sophisticated way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.