A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a particular action - generally running a script in the website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content can be generated in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you'll be able to have several things executed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you just 3 quick steps if you get a web hosting plan with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and when you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to select the directory path to the script file to be run as well as the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with a few clicks. After that, select the time period for your cron through drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more experienced, you may also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.