A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - usually running some script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of your content can be made in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you are able to have a lot of things completed automatically and have reports for them, in lieu of spending precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you precisely 3 easy steps when you get a cloud hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and when you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with different web hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter in the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. Then, choose the time interval for your cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. In case you are more experienced, you can also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.