A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - generally running some script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content may be created in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you can get many things done automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get any of our cloud web hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is really simple to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual way to set up a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be run using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any issues, you can get in touch with your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a brand new cron job is easy and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find inside the Server Information section (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to execute. The last step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we've got an extremely user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you are able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more complex way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.