A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a specific action - usually running a script in the web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content may be made in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites since it is possible to have numerous things completed automatically and have reports for them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs without difficulty. In case you don't have prior experience with such matters, you'll find a really intuitive interface where one can plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or more time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain days of the week. The thing that you have to enter yourself is the actual task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More capable customers can also make use of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter by hand the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your cloud website hosting plan allows you to have, you can upgrade this feature in increments of five with just a few mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is really easy and you can add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to execute. The very last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we've got a very user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you can easily choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more complex way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.