A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - typically executing a script inside a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of the content may be generated in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you'll be able to get a lot of things completed automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to spending precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Creating a cron job requires just 3 quick steps when you obtain a web hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and once you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we provide two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to install as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various other web hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a time and effort saving interface where you're able to decide how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things that you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.