A cron job is an automated task, which executes a certain action - typically executing some script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content may be generated in a standalone folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites as it is possible to have numerous things done automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to spending precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

When you get any of our website hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the typical way to create a cron job, you can choose the days, hours or minutes a script should be run using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you experience any difficulties, you can always contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can install as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to various website hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you will be able to select how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The only two things that you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.