A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - typically executing a script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, 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 administration of your websites because you're able to have many things completed automatically and have reports for them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you simply 3 easy steps when you obtain a website hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and when you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that set how frequently the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we offer two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with different hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various website hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you can select how often a new cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The two things that you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy the latter from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.