A cron job is an automated task, that executes a particular action - usually executing some script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore 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 can get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a standalone folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you are able to get many things completed automatically and have reports for them, in lieu of investing valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you exactly three quick steps when you acquire a cloud hosting plan from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and when you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with many other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a new cron job is really easy and you can easily add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to enter two things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to execute. The final step is to choose how often the cron will run and we have a very intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you're able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, albeit more advanced way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.