A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - typically executing a script in a hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content can be created in a separate folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as it is possible to have numerous things completed automatically and have reports about them, rather than spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you just 3 quick steps when you get a cloud web hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, has a section centered on 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 selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to select the directory path to the script file to be run plus the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter in the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. Next, choose the time interval for your cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.