A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - typically executing a script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of the content can be created in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you can get many things done automatically and have reports for them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you just 3 easy steps when you get a cloud website hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has an area focused on the crons and when you get there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that's used with different website hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you're able to choose how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.