A cron job is an automated task, which performs a specific action - generally running a script in a hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content may be made in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since you'll be able to have numerous things executed automatically and have reports for them, instead of spending valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a cron job requires precisely three simple steps when you obtain a cloud website hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the web hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and once you go there, you should type the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that set how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we provide two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that is used with other website hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to install as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you will be able to decide how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.