A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - typically running some script in the website hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous 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 website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of your content may be generated in a different folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you can get a lot of things completed automatically and get reports for them, rather than spending time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires precisely three easy steps when you obtain a cloud website hosting package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and when you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and specify how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we provide two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that is used with various other hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to select the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with just a few clicks. Next, choose the time period for your cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. In case you are more experienced, you may also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.