A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - typically executing a script in a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content may be made in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because it is possible to get lots of things done automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to investing time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs without any difficulty. If you don't have prior knowledge of these kinds of things, you will find an incredibly intuitive interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, choosing one or several time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain weekdays. The thing you will have to fill yourself is the precise command 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. Knowledgeable customers can also make use of the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your cloud hosting package lets you have, you can upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with just a few clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a new cron job is quite simple and you can add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you need the cron job to execute. The final step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we have an extremely intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you'll be able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, although more advanced way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.