A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - usually running a script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you're able to have many things carried out automatically and get reports about them, instead of spending valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

When you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common technique to make a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days a script needs to be executed using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your websites, you can create cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This is done in three really easy steps from the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to control the website hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even if you lack previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etcetera. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. Advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the aforementioned paths.