A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - typically executing some script in a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content may be generated in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you can get many things executed automatically and get reports about them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Creating a cron job requires precisely 3 easy steps when you acquire a web hosting plan from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the web hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and once you get there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that determine how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we offer two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with different hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your websites, you'll be able to install cron jobs for any of them without difficulty. This is done in 3 simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to control the web hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even when you do not have any prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will find a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etc. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute 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 aforementioned paths.