A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - typically running a script inside a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content can be generated in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you're able to have a lot of things completed automatically and get reports about them, instead of spending time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs in no time. In case you don't have prior experience with these types of matters, you'll find an incredibly intuitive interface where one can plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific days of the week. The thing that you have to type in yourself is the specific task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More skillful users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and enter manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your cloud web hosting package enables you to have, you can upgrade this feature in batches of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a new cron job is really simple and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to enter two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the particular script that you'd like the cron job to run. The very last step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we have a very time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you can easily select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, although more sophisticated way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.