A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - typically running a script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a different folder inside your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you're able to have a lot of things completed automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

When you get any of our web hosting plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common technique to assign a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days some script has to be run using simple drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be run along with the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. Next, choose the time interval for your cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.