A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - typically executing some script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a different folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites since you can get a lot of things done automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you exactly three easy steps when you get a website hosting package with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and once you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and specify how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more complex one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various web hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you are able to choose how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.