A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - usually running a script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content can be generated in a standalone folder within your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites because you are able to get many things executed automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to spending valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

When you get any of our hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual way to set up a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any issues, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your websites, you're able to create cron jobs for any of them effortlessly. This can be done in three uncomplicated steps from the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to control the hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even when you do not have any previous experience. In the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will find a box where you need to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, and so on. You also need to submit the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. More advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.