A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - generally executing a script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so 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 daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content can be generated in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you'll be able to have several things executed automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to spending precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

When you get any of our web hosting plans, you can create cron jobs with a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is really easy to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common way to make a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of issues, you can get in touch with your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be run as well as the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. Then, choose the time period for the cron through drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.