A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - usually running a script inside a website hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you can have numerous things executed automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to spending time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Creating a cron job requires exactly 3 very simple steps if you get a website hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and when you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, 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 determine how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that is used with different hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your websites, you can set up cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This can be done in 3 simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to control the web hosting account, so you are able to set up a new cron even when you lack prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. More experienced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.