A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - usually running some script in the website hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content may be made in a separate folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you can have numerous things executed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending valuable time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job requires exactly 3 very simple steps when you acquire a cloud hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the web hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and once you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and determine how frequently the cron job should run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to select the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. After that, select the time interval 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 whole process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. When you are more experienced, you can also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.