A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - typically executing some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you are able to have lots of things done automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires simply 3 very simple steps when you get a cloud web hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the web hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and once you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with several clicks. Then, select the time period for the cron using drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. When you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.