A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - typically executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you're able to have a lot of things carried out automatically and get reports about them, instead of spending time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you just 3 easy steps if you get a cloud web hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the web hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and as soon as you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then set how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with different website hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you can set up cron jobs for any of them without difficulty. This can be done in 3 simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to take care of the hosting account, so you will be able to set up a new cron even if you don't have any previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, and so on. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will run the cron. More experienced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions along with the aforementioned paths.