A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - typically running a script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content can be created in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you're able to get several things executed automatically and get reports about them, rather than spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you precisely three quick steps when you acquire a cloud web hosting plan from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and when you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that set how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with different website hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is really easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to select the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. Then, select the time period for your cron through drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.