A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - typically running some script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content can be generated in a separate folder in your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you are able to get a lot of things executed automatically and get reports about them, instead of investing time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs easily. In case you don't have prior knowledge of such things, you will find a really intuitive interface where one can plan the execution of the cron, picking one or more time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain weekdays. The single thing you will have to fill in yourself is the precise command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More skillful customers can also use the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in by hand the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your cloud web hosting plan allows you to have, you can upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with just a few mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. Next, select the time period for your cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.