A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - generally running some script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content may be generated in a different folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since it is possible to get a lot of things executed automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to spending precious time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

When you get any of our cloud web hosting plans, you can create cron jobs with a couple clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual technique to set up a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a script should be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any difficulties, you can always contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your sites, you will be able to set up cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This is done in three uncomplicated steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to control the hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even if you do not have any previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etc. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. Experienced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.