A cron job is an automated task, that executes a particular action - typically running some script in a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content may be made in a different folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because you'll be able to have several things executed automatically and get reports for them, instead of spending precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

If you get any of our web hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very simple to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical method to make a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to select the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with a few clicks. Next, select the time interval for the cron via drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.