A cron job is an automated task, which executes a certain action - generally executing some script in the website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you can have many things done automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you exactly 3 simple steps when you get a hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the website hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the server 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 needs to run. For the time interval, we provide two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with other hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a new cron job is very easy and you are able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the script that you wish the cron job to run. The last step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we have a rather intuitive interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you can easily choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, although more advanced way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.