A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - usually running some script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content can be created in a different folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you are able to have several things completed automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of spending precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

If you get any of our hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with just a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really easy to use, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common method to set up a cron job, you will be able to pick the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be run using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, when 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 along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can call your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your sites, you are able to set up cron jobs for any of them with ease. This can be done in 3 very easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to control the web hosting account, so you will be able to set up a new cron even when you don't have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etcetera. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. More experienced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the previously mentioned paths.