A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - generally executing some script in a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites as you can get lots of things done automatically and have reports about them, instead of spending valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply 3 quick steps if you get a web hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, has an area focused on the crons and once you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that's used with different web hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you will be able to create cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This can be done in 3 simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to control the web hosting account, so you'll be able to set up a new cron even when you lack previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will run the cron. Advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions along with the previously mentioned paths.