A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - typically executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of the content can be generated in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites as you can have lots of things done automatically and get reports for them, instead of spending time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common method to set up a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a script needs to be executed using simple drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to enter the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various website hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you can select how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.