A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - typically running a script inside a web hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of the content can be generated in a separate folder within your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because it is possible to have a lot of things carried out automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

If you get any of our web hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple of clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual technique to set up a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days a given script should be executed using simple drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. Unlike many other hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes an intuitive interface where you're able to select how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things that you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy the latter from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.