A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a certain action - usually executing a script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of the content can be created in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because it is possible to get a lot of things executed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending precious time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

If you get any of our website hosting plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual method to assign a cron job, you will be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any issues, you can call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like to use cron jobs for some 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 web hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a new cron job is really easy and you will be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the particular script that you'd like the cron job to execute. The very last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we've got an extremely user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you can select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, although more advanced way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.